BLOG: WATER VALLEY — For the second year in a row the Water Valley-Calhoun City showdown proved to be a memorable game.
Despite both Chris Conard and K.J. Lee returning interceptions for touchdowns to open the first and third quarters, the Wildcats did just enough to claim a 16-14 victory.As was expected, quarterback Tae Lawrence proved to be the driving force for the Wildcat offense.
After throwing the two first pick-sixes and being sacked five times by Water Valley’s C.J. Jackson alone, the Wildcats relied on Lawrence’s resilient running.
Time and time again Lawrence was hemmed in, only to spin and break free for more yardage.
During Calhoun City’s 12-play scoring drive that bridged the third and fourth quarters, Lawrence rushed nine times in a row, including a 1-yard score on fourth-and-1.
The Blue Devils’ Justin McCammon blocked the ensuing extra point to hold a 14-13 lead, but on Calhoun City’s next possession the Wildcats drove 80 yards and converted 22-yard field goal to take the lead.
Water Valley returns to the field next Friday, traveling to Bruce. (September 3, 2011)