McCallie Tops McMinn Co., 41-6

Ralph Potter Gains 150th win

Friday, August 30, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Highlighted by a three-touchdown first quarter, host McCallie defeated McMinn Co., 41-6, Friday in a non-district high school football game.

The Blue Tornado also scored three times in the second quarter, while the Cherokees scored their lone touchdown in the opening 12 minutes as all scoring on both sides was done in the first half..

Quarterback JaVaughn Craig and running back Paul Silverblatt had two touchdowns each for the victors, fullback Andrew Busby posted a 55-yard run to pay dirt and Craig had a 62-yard scoring pass play to C.

J. Fritz.

Craig rushed for 58 yards on seven carries, including the two scores and was 5-7 passing for 97 yards and the one scoring toss.

McMinn County’s score was a 29-yard pass play from Corbin Powers to Trevor Crisp late in the opening quarter..

“This was a good win, but we must get better,” said McCallie coach Ralph Potter.

“We were at 50-60% efficiency tonight and that has to go up. The improvement starts with good mental focus in practice.”

150 Career Wins: Now in his 20th year as a head coach at three different D-II schools, Potter earned his 150th (75 losses)  win Friday.

McCallie improves to 2-0 for first time in four years, while McMinn County is 1-1.

“That’s a good football team we played tonight,” said McMinn Co. coach Bo Cagle. “We had opportunities to come back, but we didn’t take advantage of them. We were too inconsistent.”

Quick Striking Tornado: Senior fullback raced 55 yards on the second play of the game from scrimmage as McCallie led 8-0 (Tyler Payne ran for rhe 2-point conversion) after 43 seconds of play.

Craig then sored on runs of 27 and 1 yards as McCallie had a 21-0 lead with 6:13 of the first and never looked back. 

 Next Week: McCallie hosts Pope John Paul II, while McMinn County hosts Cleveland.

Good Punting: McCallie senior Charlie Lindeman had five punts for a 43 yd. avg, with a long of 53.

Fumble Recovery: McCallie, Ryan Edwards, Nic Najar

Good Sounds: Kudos to both school bands for entertaining music throughout the game.

 

McCallie 41, McMinn Co. 6 

 McMinn Co. 6-0-0-0 -- 6

McCallie 21-20-0-0 -- 41

 

Game Stats:

First Downs: McCallie 14-9

Rushing: McC (38-246), McMinn (34-72)

Passing: McC 7-20, 97 yds  ... McM, 11-22, 99 yds 

Fumbles/Lost: McC - 2-0 ... McMinn 3-2

Punting: McC  5 for 43 ... McMinn Co. 8 for 27.6

McCallie 41, McMinn Co. 6

McC - Andrew Busby 55 run (Tyler Payne run), 8-0 1st Q … 11:17

McC – JaVaughn Craig 27 run (kick failed), 14-0 1st  Q … 7:57

McC – Craig 1 run (Peter Phillips kick), 21-0 1st Q …6:13

McM – Trevor Crisp 29 pass from Corbin Powers (kick failed), 21-6 , 1st Q… 3:55

McC – Paul Silverblatt 12 run (kick failed), 27-6 , 2nd Q … 10:10

McC – C.J. Fritz 62 pass from Craig (Phillips kick), 34-6, 2nd Q … 6:26

McC – Silverblatt 32 run (Phillips kick), 41-6, 2nd Q … 3:50

McCallie 2-0, McMinn Co. 1-1

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.brantton@comcast.net


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