The athletic Cavaliers didn’t give Chapel Hill a choice.
Callaway quarterback Tez Parks, tailback Terry Godwin and fullback Devon Rosser paced the Cavaliers as they sprinted to a 35-0 victory over Chapel Hill at Callaway Stadium.
“It’s my fault. I didn’t do a good job this week,” a deflated Pastrick said after the game. “This loss is on me. I didn’t do a good job preparing them offensively, defensively, special teams. I let the kids down, I let the school down and I let the community down. It’s my loss. I’ll get better.”
Chapel Hill fell to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in region play, while Callaway kept pace atop the region, improving to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Region 4-AAA.
Callaway’s three-pronged offensive attack never needed to pound the ball to get it across the goal line. Rosser’s 15-yard run off right tackle with 9:49 to go in the first half was the shortest of the Cavaliers’ five touchdowns in the game. The score gave Callaway a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Rosser’s 25-yard touchdown run with 7:49 in the third quarter capped the scoring for Cavs.
The Cavs played reserves for the last 20 minutes of the game with the outcome assured, and officials let the clock run unstopped in the fourth quarter.
Chapel Hill turned the ball over twice and managed to get into Callaway territory three times in the game. And while quarterback Brett Roberts and tailback Tre Mitchell showed plenty of effort, they were just overmatched.
Mitchell carried the ball 29 times for 111 yards, putting his season total at close to 900 yards in just five games. As bruising a runner as Mitchell can be, Callaway managed to contain him. His longest run was 15 yards and eight of his runs were for losses or no gain.
The Panthers want Roberts to throw the ball more to take pressure off Mitchell. But Callaway’s athleticism extended to its pass rush and coverage in the secondary, making life that much more difficult for the Chapel Hill quarterback. Roberts was sacked for big losses twice in the first half. He finished 6-of-15 passing for 69 yards and one interception.
Mitchell’s 15-yard run was part of a seven-play drive to start the second half. Chapel Hill started at their own 29 and drove to the Callaway 49, all on runs by Mitchell. But the drive stalled on fourth-and-4 when Roberts hit Rico Flemister on a long pass that was ruled out of bounds by officials.
Parks took the Cavaliers 73 yards on nine plays in the game’s opening drive as if to show that he was capable of running a clock-eating possession. Parks’ 16-yard pass to Godwin capped the drive and Chase Freeman’s PAT put Callaway up 7-0 with 7:06 left in the first quarter.
After that, it was literally off to the races. Parks finished off a two-play drive with a 43-yard keeper for a TD at the 3:27 mark in the first quarter and Godwin added a 37-yard score with 52 seconds left in the first quarter on a reverse to cap a one-play drive giving Callaway a 20-0 lead.
Rosser ran for 52 yards on four carries to lead a stable of five Callaway backs with at least 30 yards rushing. Parks carried the ball four times for 36 yards and completed three of his four throws for 65 yards and the touchdown to Godwin.