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CORPUS CHRISTI - Hunter Boerm and the rest of Calhoun's triple option attack was nearly unstoppable in a 47-21 victory over Tuloso-Midway Friday night.
Even when the quarterback made the wrong read, he still found a way to score.
Early in the third quarter, Boerm faked the handoff to running back Corey Williams as they ran four yards up field together. Boerm eventually kept the ball and stretched out for the 11-yard touchdown, his second of the night.
"That was a bad read by me. I was supposed to hand it to Corey (Williams)," Boerm said after the game.
The Sandcrabs (5-0) were nearly unstoppable on offense, racking up 319 yards of offense, all of which came on the ground.
"I don't know if we played our best game with some bad reads and stuff," Calhoun head coach Richard Whitaker said. "We left some stuff out there. For the most part, Hunter (Boerm) has done a good job."
Boerm ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns, while Williams totaled 89 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Smithwick scored twice on option plays from Boerm, gaining 47 yards himself.
"They focused mostly on the pitch back and fullback," Boerm said. "So that makes my opportunities bigger."
However, Calhoun's offense didn't get going until the second quarter after exchanging fumbles with Tuloso-Midway.
"It took our kids a while to take Tuloso serious," Whitaker said. "I was not happy with how we started the game, but I felt like we picked it up and played well."
Smithwick would make the Warriors pay for their fumble two plays later with an 8-yard touchdown run. After Calhoun's defense forced Tuloso-Midway into a three and out, he'd strike again on a similar option play from 9 yards out.
The Warriors finally put themselves on the scoreboard after being down 14-0 when Caleb Rozypal found Tyler Smith, who out ran his defender, 36 yards downfield. However, Calhoun would quickly build its lead back to two scores on a quick drive that lasted less than two minutes and ended on a 4 -yard run by Boerm.
Calhoun missed a golden opportunity after the Boerm run when the Warriors muffed the ensuing kickoff, but the first half ended before the Sandcrabs could find the end zone.
"That was poor coaching. I didn't use my time outs wisely," Whitaker said. "I was mad at myself at halftime for not using my time outs."
The Sandcrabs picked up right where they left off in the first half, marching 50 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter in five plays, culminating with Boerm's second rushing touchdown of the night. Tuloso-Midway responded with a long drive of their own, a 76-yard, 14-play drive that didn't end until Maclovio Reyes ran around the left end.
Both Williams and Boerm found the end zone in the fourth quarter with Williams scoring on a 13-yard run and Boerm on a 37-yard run.
"Having him makes it a whole lot easier," Boerm said about Williams.
Tyler Smith brought some hope of a dramatic comeback to the home crowd with an 86 yard kick off return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. However, the Sandcrabs would find the end zone one more time, accounting for the final score of 47-21.
The victory puts Calhoun, who came into the match up ranked No. 14 in class 4A, at a perfect 5-0 and 2-0 in district play. The Sandcrabs currently sit at the top of District 30-4A play.