Coleman to Tucker Crashes Cedartown

Cam Tucker game film

DeShun Coleman game film

Last week, Callaway once again showed they were not a team to underestimate, even if you are Cedartown, the returning state runner-up in 4A. The Cavaliers came out on top with a 27-10 victory, and setting the tone early was senior DeShun Coleman’s pass to his fellow classmate Cam Tucker.

Cam Tucker went into motion and then ran a wheel route down the right sideline catching the Cedartown cornerback following the post route. Coleman lobbed the ball up, and Tucker high-pointed the pass perfectly over the cornerback. The senior acrobatically stuck the landing and spun upfield sprinting the rest of the way completing an 80-yard touchdown.

The score made our #2 play of the week and was an early haymaker for Callaway’s upset bid. As we have seen over the years, Callaway is not a team you can underestimate.

“It feels great it was a big game we were underdogs. I think we always play our best because we prepare at a high level so we can play at the highest level,” Tucker said about the game.

Coleman also added, “It feels good to beat such a great football team, who really took it to us last year and had a great season. To come back this year and avenge that loss in dominating fashion really meant a lot.” Coleman continued, “I’m proud of my teammates and my coaches. We play our best because our best is expected. You don’t get better playing lower-level competition. Iron sharpens iron and games like this are why playing at Callaway is so much fun. Feels like every week we have a big-time game. This week will be no different.”

No doubt, the seniors are focused and ready to take on their next opponent in Troup, who is currently our #2 team in 4A. This week’s big game is another opportunity to take down another 4A powerhouse, but it’s just a microcosm of the competition they will face during the 2023 season.

Coleman talked about the mindset of the team and the goals they would like to achieve.

“Our goals for the rest of the season are to take it game by game. Our goals won’t matter if we don’t put the work in now and check every box along the way. We have to be ready each and every week for our opponent’s best shot. If we aren’t our goals won’t matter. My goal for this year is to be region player of the year.”

Coleman will look to follow along on his brother’s path and have a similar impact on the program. Demetrius Coleman was the starting QB for Callaway in 2020 where they won the 2A state title.

Tucker concluded with similar thoughts on competing at the highest level, “Our goals are to be the best we can be and win out and go to state.”

For Tucker, he has improved a lot over the last year. On defense, his experience has been important, and he feels like he can react to the action without thinking. On the offensive side, he listed off several more improvements he has made.

“My route running has become better. Then I have gotten a lot faster at wide receiver and at running back. I have a better vision for the field, and know when to make a cut or when to make a juke or when not to,” Tucker said.

On the recruiting front, both athletes are seeing a stage of consolidation and evaluation. Tucker has a potential visit with Kentucky State upcoming, but colleges are waiting to see additional film for the two seniors.

If the early season is any indication of how their 2023 season will progress, then you will absolutely want to keep tabs on the senior duo at Callaway. Tucker is a super versatile player on either side of the football, and Coleman’s command of the offense has provided the experience to spread the football around.

Their leadership will certainly be pivotal to the team’s success, and we feel like as the season continues their recruiting interest will rise alongside the win column. So be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest on the Cavalier recruits and athletes everywhere in the state of Georgia.


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