Lewis Brothers Bring Twin Powers to Calhoun
Calhoun, GA-(WDEF-TV) Calhoun has catapulted into the state championship thanks to two special — and very connected — senior leaders. News 12’s Angela Moryan tells us how twinnin’ is winnin’ for the Jackets.
Said quarterback Christian Lewis: “From playing in the front yard, playing in the backyard, to playing in the state championship this Saturday, it’s something that a lot of people don’t get to experience, and it’s pretty cool that I get to experience that with him.”
Twins Christian and Christopher Lewis have been dominant forces on both sides of the ball for the Calhoun Yellow Jackets. Quarterback Christian has thrown for over three thousand yards, while linebacker Christopher leads the defense with 98 tackles.
Said head coach Clay Stephenson: “One’s on offense. One’s on defense. And they have two totally different personalities. One likes Georgia. One likes Florida. So couldn’t be more different, but they also are great leaders in different ways. Just very valuable to our team on both sides of the football.”
Said linebacker Christopher Lewis: “We’re always competitive, so we compete on offense and defense. At the end of the day, we’re leaders on both sides of the ball.”
Said Christian: “It helps in the camaraderie. We play on both sides of the ball, so he leads that side of the ball. I try to lead my side of the ball. We lead in different ways, but we both try to get the job done.”
However, it’s not all work and no play.
Angie: What kind of antics do you two get into?
Said Christopher: “Everything. Literally anything.”
Even the twin telepathy has taken over Calhoun.
Said Christopher: “I think we’ve passed it on to our teammates. We all know where to be at. You know, we can read each other’s minds, you could say.”
Except on one particular end zone pass against Ware County….
Angie: How much did you rag him when he dropped that touchdown pass.
Said Christian: “I was on him for a week. I never let it down. Until he caught a pass in practice that next week, I was like, ‘That would’ve been nice last Friday.’ But I’ll never let him live that one down.”
Drop or no drop, the Lewis twins have had a tremendous impact on Calhoun’s success.
Said Stephenson: “I feel like they’ve been around the program forever, because they were ball boys and managers and now they’re seniors. I’m very proud of their accomplishments both on the field and off the field, in the classroom. They’re winners in every area. To see them have success out here is a pretty cool thing.”
Calhoun plays for their fifth state championship Saturday at 3:30 in Atlanta. In Calhoun, Angela Moryan, News 12 Now.