Calvary Baptist used its depth, leadership and athleticism to dominate the Lakeview Gators, 56-7, on homecoming night Friday at Jerry Barker Stadium.
“I thought we came out and really got after them and I’m pretty pleased with my team,’’ Calvary head coach John Bachman said after his team’s victory.
The Cavaliers came out on a fire and scored on their second play of the game on a 58-yard pass from senior quarterback Jake Bartley to junior wide receiver Kyle Jones.
On their next possession, Bartley threw his second touchdown of the quarter to Jaylon Carter on a 12-yard pass.
Sophomore running back Kordavion Washington scored the next two Cavaliers touchdowns on a 68-yard run late in the first quarter and a 21-yard run early in the second quarter. Washington finished the first half with 142 rushing yards on four carries.
With eight minutes remaining in the first half, Bartley threw his third touchdown pass and second to Jones on a 26-yard pass. Jones finished with 98 receiving yards as he caught four passes while Bartley completed 7 of 10 passes for 135 yards in the first half before Calvary began to empty the bench in the second quarter.
“We knew what we had to do to get a win tonight,’’ Bartley said. “We knew if we played our game we would come out with a win.”
Lakeview controlled most of the time in the third quarter until quarterback De’Michael Perry put the Gators on the board on a 34-yard run.
On the ensuing kickoff, Jones scored his third touchdown of the night when he caught the ball and sprinted 81 yards for Calvary’s sixth touchdown of the night.
“It was just the work of God and I’m blessed to have my teammates,” Jones said.
Halfway through the fourth quarter, Isaiah Brown scored his varsity touchdown on a 1-yard run to give Calvary a 49-7 lead.
With less then a minute to go, freshman Phillip Leglar scored the Cavaliers’ final touchdown on a 4-yard run.
Bachman added that he was pleased with his defense and they are progressing.
Calvary has two remaining games in the regular season as the Cavaliers travel to Lakeside and then to Jonesboro-Hodge before the state playoffs.