Calhoun Bumps Up to Class 5A and Still Makes State Championship Game
Calhoun, GA-(WDEF-TV) Calhoun plays for a state football title this Saturday. That’s nothing new given the Yellow Jackets rich history. But this year, Calhoun made the finals not long after jumping up to the much bigger 5A classification.
Two years ago, Calhoun made the leap from Class 3A to 5A.
Apparently it hasn’t been a big adjustment since the Yellow Jackets are now playing in the 5-A state title game.
Said quarterback Christian Lewis:”This program is special. The coaches. The school. The community. The players. It makes this program go. They work so hard to put the best product out there each year.”
Said head coach Clay Stephenson:”The 5A is a big deal to everybody outside of these gates. We make sure that we’re. It’s 11-on-11 football no matter what classification or how many A’s they put on the end of us.”
Coach knows you need a bunch of talented players to battle with the 5-A schools.
Said Stephenson:”Just the biggest thing is the depth of the teams. You’re looking at teams that have four or five or 600 more kids than we do. But again, once the whistle blows, it’s 11-on-11.”
This just in. Calhoun has a good eleven.
Reporter:”The fact that you guys are in the 5A state championship in your second year in 5A. What does that say to the rest of the state?”
Said linebacker Christopher Lewis:”That we are here, and we are here to stay.”
The new kids on the 5A block will be facing the reigning 5A champs in Warner Robins in the championship game.
Said Christian Lewis:”Underdog cards are always fun to play. Us being new to 5A. Us being smaller than 5A schools around. The underdog card is something we take advantage of you know. We know going into games that we are going to have to put up a fight. We’re going to have to play well to win.”
Stephenson:”I’m just super proud of those 22 seniors and the 96 players out on the team of proving it to themselves.”