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Luverne defeats Calhoun

Quarterback Austin Bryant (7) hands off the ball to Tyrus Jones.

Quarterback Austin Bryant (7) hands off the ball to Tyrus Jones.

Luverne celebrated homecoming with a decisive win over the Calhoun Tigers, 56-8.

Quarterback Austin Bryant put Luverne on the board with a 32-yard touchdown run. An unsuccessful kick left the score at 6-0. Bryant also had an interception during the first quarter.

Junior Blake Weaer intercepted a Calhoun pass in the first few seconds of the second quarter and Tyrus Jones added a 16-yard touchdown run to the Luverne score.

Bryant scored a 20-yard touchdown with 3:52 left in the first half. A successful kick brought the score up to 20-0. Before the half was complete, Bryant ran 38 yards for his third touchdown of the night. The PAT brought the score to 27-0.

Calhoun scored early in the third quarter with an 82-yard touchdown. A successful two-point conversion brought the score to 27-8 with 10:44 left on the clock.

Tyrus Jones ran in the next touchdown and Marcus McGhee’s 15-yard touchdown run brought the score up to 40-8.

With 19 seconds left in the quarter, a Calhoun fumble was recovered by McGhee. He got within a yard of the goal before being stopped. Luverne brought the ball home with 10 seconds left in the third. A successful PAT brought the score to 47-8.

With 7:25 left in the fourth quarter, Dannie Lowery, Cody Gulledge and Christohoper White converged for a safety bringing the score to 49-8.

A 16-yard pass from Dionte’ Brantley to Darius Upshaw brought the score up to 55-8. A successful kick gave the Luverne Tigers a final score of 56-8.