Callaway Football to Take on Bremen TONIGHT
The 4-1 Cavaliers will host Bremen tonight at Callaway Stadium at 7:30 PM in a Class 2AA top-five matchup.
The Cavaliers are looking to improve to 2-0 in region play with a win tonight. Their first region victory came on the road against a weak 1-4 Temple team last Friday, but the Cavaliers will face a much greater challenge to keep their record intact.
The Bremen High Blue Devils are currently 4-0 and ranked fourth in Class 2AA.
Callaway, whose sole loss came to 5-0, third-ranked Class 4AAAA Troup, is ranked third.
The Cavaliers are no strangers to tough opponents, having wins over top-ranked schools from Alabama and Georgia since the preseason. They traveled to Montgomery Catholic—Alabama Region 4AAA champions—for their spring scrimmage and came away with a 33-0 victory. They followed this success with a victory over a strong Starr’s Mill team before opening their season against Alabama Region 6AAAAA Opelika.
After a dominant 35-21 finish over the Bulldogs from Alabama, the Cavaliers set their eyes on a state title—and looked every bit strong enough to capture it.
Their performance stalled, however, the following week when they squeaked out a 14-0 victory over a LaGrange team that hadn’t won a regular-season game in more than a year. Two weeks later, they suffered a 37-20 defeat at the hands of Troup.
The Cavaliers have since bounced back with a 49-0 over Temple to start region play and look to continue their momentum moving into tonight’s game.
With running back #4 Tank Bigsby and quarterback #2 Jacob Freeman leading the way, the Cavaliers hope to put together a strong showing in their first real challenge since their loss.
A win tonight will help the Cavaliers in their playoff bid later this season. According to a maxpreps.com GHSA playoff-prediction algorithm, Callaway is currently the eighth-most-likely team to secure the playoff title this year.
Bremen is number five.
The two teams share only one common opponent this season so far—Cross Keys. Both teams secured blowout wins: Callaway won 50-0, and Bremen won 79-0.
Despite their big win and winless season, however, Bremen has escaped with a few close victories this season and will be hard-pressed to beat the Cavaliers tonight.
If Callaway can shake their earlier loss and play Cavalier football, they’ll get another big win tonight.
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