By Steve Swogetinsky

Kemper Messenger


Turnovers and mistakes proved to be too much for the Kemper Academy Rams to overcome as they lost 34-20 decision to Calhoun Academy.

“They were a good football team,” Coach Pete McCleskey said. “We had three turnovers early and that really hurt us. At one point in the second quarter, we pulled to within one touchdown of them. It was close for a while. But we had six turnovers in the game and that was hard to overcome.”

Garron Dixon led the Rams with 79 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Dylan Dawson rushed for 58 yards and one touchdown.

Matthew Cordar scored a two point conversion at quarterback. He was also the leading tackler with 13 stops.

The Rams return home to play Christian Colliegent from Gulfport this Friday night. After that, there are two games that remain on the schedule as Kemper Academy visits Ben Ford on October 18 and closes out at home against Deer Creek.