Calera downs Chilton County in scrimmage

Published 11:22 am Monday, May 23, 2011

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Calera High School capped spring football practice with a 41-14 win over Chilton County in a scrimmage May 20.

Quarterback Zack Reneau completed 18-of-26 passes for 251 yards with two touchdowns in the scrimmage.

“Zack will step in and do the job,” said Calera interim head coach Wiley McKeller. “His performance really didn’t shock me.”

Nick Ballard completed 3-of-4 passes for 76 yards with a touchdown. Cody Thompson completed 3-of-3 passes for 41 yards.

Jacob Danley caught four passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. Keith Dowdell completed two passes for 74 yards. Shakeith Tyes caught two passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Ronnie Clark finished with six receptions for 48 yards. Ryne Phelps caught two passes for 30 yards. Daillion Kennedy had two receptions for 12 yards.

Dylan Reddin caught one pass for 18 yards. Jordan Bishop finished with one reception for 12 yards. Sean Johnson caught one pass for 10 yards. Jason Grooms had one reception for 4 yards and Brian Stone caught one pass for 3 yards.

Tyes rushed for 24 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Reneau finished with nine rushing yards and a touchdown on two carries. Tony Elkins finished with 5 yards on three rushing attempts. Cody Thompson had one carry for 2 yards.

Elkins led Calera defensively with nine tackles.

Reneau hooked up with Dowdell for a 64-yard touchdown in the Eagles’ first score in the game. Reneau scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.

Reneau completed a 27-yard pass to Danley for a touchdown in his final touchdown pass in the scrimmage. Ballard completed a 40-yard pass to Tyes in the scrimmage for a touchdown. Tyes added a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the scrimmage.

Jacob Tidwell capped the scoring in the scrimmage after returning a fumble 10 yards for a touchdown.

Despite putting up huge numbers offensively, McKeller said the Eagles kept the game plan vanilla.

“We really didn’t do a whole lot offensively,” McKeller said.