Cavaliers mangle Mansfield with first-half eruption

ROOM TO RUN:  Calvary’s James Simon ran for two TDs as the Cavaliers rang up 42 first-half points Friday night. (Photo by KEVIN SHANNAHAN, Journal Sports)


 Coaches strive for their teams to be consistent.

By that standard, and most others, Calvary Baptist’s Rodney Guin is a happy man this morning after his squad’s 52-6 victory over visiting Mansfield Friday night.

For the second week in a row, the Cavaliers mustered 52 points in a rout of their opponent. 

Quarterback Abram Wardell tossed four touchdowns in the first half to pair with two James Simon rushing touchdowns to build a 42-6 halftime lead. Wardell threw bombs of 75 yards (Tutt McGlothan) and 56 yards (Chris Jackson) to highlight an explosive offensive effort. 

Calvary (3-2) handled a Mansfield squad that challenged opponents like Evangel (lost by four points) and Ouachita Christian (lost by seven points). The Wolverines (0-5) did fall to Logansport by 44 points this past week. 

The Cavaliers clash with North Caddo to open District 1-2A play this coming week in a matchup that weighs heavily in deciding the district champion.