Barnwell completes another blowout
BARNWELL 58, CALHOUN COUNTY 20
BARNWELL — It only took 16 seconds, and the rout was on. Brandon Harvey returned the opening kickoff of the game to set the tone, and Barnwell defeated Calhoun County 58-20 to advance to the third round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Banwell (11-0) will travel to take on Timberland in the nest round.
Craig Pender passed for two touchdowns, and TJ Miller broke two long touchdown runs as the offense overcame some early missteps. Miller rushed for 142 yards.
“We bogged down there on that first offensive drive, so I wasn’t pleased with that, but I thought we did a lot of good things tonight,” Barnwell head coach Dwayne Garrick said. “We came out injury free, so we’ll go down there (St. Stephens) and see what we can do and try to keep advancing.”
Barnwell’s defense held Calhoun County (5-6) to negative yardage in the first half, and the trend continued early in the third quarter. The Saints didn’t cross midfield until the third quarter.
The Warhorse pressure was disruptive once Barnwell was ahead and Calhoun County was forced to try to move the ball in the passing game. Calhoun County quarterback Russell Brunson passed for only 26 yards and completed three of 12 attempts.
“We’re getting good penetration. He didn’t have time to throw the ball,” Garrick said. ”
Calhoun County scored late in the third, but Harvey ended that momentum by taking the following kickoff 90 yards again for a touchdown.
Pender went 7-for-10 for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Kaleil Johnson was on the receiving end of four of those passes. He finished with 82 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Harvey had 73 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with his two return touchdowns. He finished with more than 250 all-purpose yards.
Calhoun County’s Willie Brown finished with 163 rushing yards, most of which came in the fourth quarter.
Calhoun County 0 0 6 14 — 20
Barnwell 19 20 12 7 — 58
Barn — Harvey 90 kickoff return (Zorn kick) 11:44
Barn — Creech 2 run (kick failed) 3:27
Barn — Pender 42 pass to Johnson (kick failed) 1:49
Barn — Pender 19 pass to Corley (Kick failed) 5:16
Barn — Harvey 1 run (Zorn kick) 1:15
Barn — Miller 34 run (Zorn kick) :16
Barn — Pender 4 pass to Creech (Kick failed) 7:42
CC — Brown 17 run (pass failed) 2:49
Barn — Harvey 90 kickoff return (kick failed) 2:26
Barn — Miller 82 run (kick) 9:09
CC — Brown 67 run (run failed) 8:47
CC — Green 68 run (pass ) :25
Calhoun County — Brown 16-163-2, Brunson 9-(-6), Tullock 8-20, Greene 6-76, Jackson 4-0.
Barnwell — Miller 5-143-2, Harvey 7-73-1, Creech 4-38-1, Chisolm 3-25, McKnight 3-10, Williams 1-5, Pender 2-(-8).
Calhoun County — Brunson 3-12-26-0-0
Barnwell — Pender 7-10-115-2-1,
Calhoun County — Tullock 1-16, Mack 2-10.
Barnwell — Johnson 4-82-1, Griffin Corley 1-19-1, Frazier 1-10, Creech 1-4-1.
Calhoun County — Greene