Calhoun crushes Brooks County in battle of unbeatens
Tydus Curtis dives for the goal-line in the first quarter of Calhoun's 49-14 win over Brooks County.
Taylor Lamb and Alex Urbano rest on the sideline during Calhoun's quarterfinal win.
Donnell Anthony quiets the visiting crowd after an interception in Calhoun's quarterfinal win.
CALHOUN, Ga. (WRCB) -- Brooks County did its talking during the week.
Calhoun did all of its on Friday night.
The top-ranked and unbeaten Yellow Jackets answered a week of taunts and trash talk by scoring on seven of the first eight possessions en route to a resounding 49-14 rout of the second-ranked and previously unbeaten Trojans in the quarterfinals of the Class AA state playoffs.
Calhoun (13-0) advances to play Lamar County in next week's state semifinal. A coin flip on Saturday will determine the game's location.
Taylor Lamb, who Thursday was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, threw for 358 yards and four scores to lead a Calhoun offense that racked up 532 total yards. He hit Alex Urbano and Tydus Curtis for first quarter scores before Brooks briefly slowed the tide with its first score.
Lamb answered by capping off a long drive with a one-yard sneak for a 21-7 lead. Donnell Anthony's interception got the ball back, and Lamb hit Curtis on a slip screen for a 21-point advantage at the half.
Calhoun's defense limited the powerful Brooks attack to just 145 total yards in the impressive first half, and the Jackets added two more scores in the second to put the game out of reach.
Urbano finished with 120 yards rushing, including a 99-yard score moments after the Calhoun defense stopped the Trojans on fourth-and-goal from the one in the third quarter.