Havelock's Caldwell makes only career pass catch a big one

Published: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 03:28 PM.

Bryant said the pass play was a reward to Caldwell and Ashley for their work in the short-yardage situations.

“Having him (Harry) and Malcom on the field at the same time in our spread eye set, those two guys are usually blocking all the time,” Bryant said. “I told them that they had done such a good job this year that I was going to put in a couple of pass plays to them, and just luckily that play worked out where Harry was wide open. Pharoh lofted it to him because I told him to make sure he knew who he was throwing to, that he was throwing to a defensive lineman. He caught it, got into the end zone, and Harry’s excited about it.”

But the play was also implemented because of how Concord played defensively against Havelock’s stretch running plays.

“We put that play in this week off the stretch because we knew they squeezed hard coming off the back side,” Bryant said. “We knew they were trying to take away our stretch out of our eye set, so we put that play in this week. It’s called a 37 boot, and we scored two touchdowns on it.”

The other touchdown was Cooper’s 12-yard toss to receiver C.J. Lindsey with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter, putting the Rams on top 49-21.

In his normal position on the defensive line, Caldwell recorded five tackles, one for loss and also broke up a pass for a unit that didn’t give up a point in the second half.

And with that, Caldwell ended his high school career not only with one big touchdown catch but his second consecutive state 3A championship.



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