Chargers Reach Playoffs After Vicksburg Win

By Sedrick Durr

Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer

 

Six games into the season, Callaway’s 2014 football campaign appeared to be ending before it ever got started. After all they were 1-5 with alone victory over Jim Hill in Week Five. Fast forward several weeks later to Halloween night, the Chargers defeats Vicksburg 20-13 to cap off their fourth win in the last five games which was good enough to earn a Class 5A playoff spot.

Senior running back Carlos Ransbough rushed for 184 yards on 12 carries with three touchdowns enroute to securing a least the fourth seed in Region 2 5A.

With over 1100 yards rushing Ransbough has led the Chargers to a 4-2 record in division play with Pearl on the agenda for next week’s regular season finale.

As a result of Callaway’s fourth seed, a trip to Oxford is likely in the cards when the playoffs begin in two weeks.

Oxford who is currently 9-1 overall, will serve as the first seed in Region 1 5A.

Also nicknamed Chargers, the boys from Lafayette County are ranked fourth statewide by Maxpreps.com. Prior to their battle with Callaway, Oxford will close out the regular season at Lake Cormorant.

Speaking of closing out, Provine missed an opportunity extend their season after falling to Oak Grove last week. The Rams fell to 3-3 in Region 3 6A after taking the short end of a 27-6 contest.

Cameron Bolton carried the ball 29 times for 104 yards with one touchdown in a losing effort. JC Keys passed for two touchdowns for the Warriors who clinch the second seed of the division at 5-1.

Thanks to the loss the Rams will have a small window to see a second season depending on the outcome of the Petal/Terry battle this week.

The Rams who are 6-4 overall had won their last three games prior to the loss to Oak Grove.  They will take on division leader Brandon in their last regular season game.

Meanwhile Murrah’s 2014 season turned out to be the opposite of Callaway, while beginning the season at 6-0 the Mustangs have dropped the last five including a 42-12 defeat to Columbus in their last outing.

The Mustangs were unable to ground the Falcons, giving up 35 points in the first half. Due to last week’s outcome, postseason will officially not be in the future but Zack Grady’s bunch can salvage a winning season in final showdown against Northwest RankinFriday night.