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South Central Calhoun rallies past South Hamilton

Photo by Angela Hewitt Cole Corey throws the ball for South Central Calhoun against South Hamilton on Friday night.

JEWELL — When seventh-ranked South Central Calhoun needed a big play here Friday night, they looked to seniors Brennan Holder and Cole Corey.

Holder showed his power and speed with a 47-yard touchdown to midway through the fourth that gave the Titans a 14-8 lead as they would go on to defeat No. 4 South Hamilton and advance to the quarterfinals again, 20-8.

Corey recovered a fumble on the ensuing drive that helped set Holder up for 1-yard TD plunge on fourth-down.

Last week, Holder also scored the game-winning points in a playoff win.

The South Central Calhoun (8-1 overall) defense shut the vaunted Hawk run game down in the second half. They also ended any hopes of a South Hamilton comeback with a late interception to seal the victory.

Trevor Thompson gave the Hawks an early lead with a fourth-down touchdown run of his own along with the two-point conversion.

Corey and Joshua Dietrich connected for the first SCC score, as the Titans lined up in an off-balanced formation and Dietrich made a perfectly-timed play on the ball.

This sets up a rematch between South Central Calhoun and Southeast Valley in the quarterfinals next Friday night. The Jaguars handed the Titans their only loss to date, 32-23 back in late September.

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