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Cavs roll at Portal
CDS offense is too much for Panthers
Portal quarterback Tyler Budgett, front, is corralled in the backfield by Calvary defensive end Tyrone Riley during the first quarter Friday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

Box Score
CDS    7    28    7    7 — 49
PHS    0    0    0    0 — 0

First Quarter
CDS_Heyward 16 run (Kilgore kick), 2:40

Second Quarter

CDS_Heyward 4 run (Kilgore kick), 10:10
CDS_Calderon 12 run (Kilgore kick), 6:25
CDS_Heyward 2 run (Kilgore kick), 2:11
CDS_Kilgore 20 pass from Calderon (Kilgore kick), 0:36

Third Quarter
CDS_Imholz 1 run (Kilgore kick), 8:44

Fourth Quarter
CDS_Smith 6 run (Kilgore kick), 10

    CDS    PHS
First Downs    30    4
Total Yards    465    84
Rushes-Yards    32-284    24-32
Passing    181    52
Comp-Att-Int    14-16-1    3-7-1
Turnovers    1    2
Penalties-Yards    3-25    4-17

RUSHING_CDS, Heyward 10-67, 3 TDs. PHS, Huff 5-21, Budgett 6-21.

PASSING_CDS, Calderon 14-16-181-1-1. PHS, Budgett 3-6-52-0-1.

RECEIVING_CDS, Kilgore 3-55, TD. PHS, Thomas, 1-39.

PORTAL - The Calvary Day Cavaliers showed on Friday how serious they are about a return trip to the Class A state championship in 2014.

The offensive juggernaut racked up 465 yards of offense and spoiled Portal's homecoming with a 49-0 win at the Portal Athletic Complex.

Calvary (7-0, 3-0 Region 3A-A) came into the game ranked No. 2 in the Class A private school power poll, and quarterback Salvador Calderon was dynamic throughout, rushing for 61 yards and a touchdown and spreading the ball around to seven different receivers as he threw for 181 yards and another score.

Calvary running back Robert Heyward added 67 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 24 yards. The Cavaliers also got rushing touchdowns from Josh Imholtz and Christian Smith.

Miscues kept the game close in the first quarter, as the first three drives ended with a turnover, and the Panthers held CDS to 25 yards in the first 10 minutes.

"We came out of the gate and played really good," Portal coach Jon Willoughby said. "I've got to figure it out, and we've got to figure out as a coaching staff how to continue it for all four quarters. Our kids played hard, but we didn't get the job done. That's a fine team, and we need to keep on working."

Tyrone Riley recovered a Portal (2-5, 0-4) fumble on the game's first drive and Malik Williams answered with an interception.

Calvary's Rich Rappa picked off a Tyler Budgett pass to set up the first Cavaliers score, a 16-yard run by Heyward.

Portal trailed 7-0 after the first quarter and moved the ball in the early going. The Panthers extended a drive on third-and-17 when Budgett completed a 39-yard pass to Trent Thomas that saw Thomas break tackles and finish off the play with a stiff-arm.

But the Cavs exploded for 28 second-quarter points to force a running clock in the second half. Calvary scored twice in the final 2 minutes, 11 seconds of the first half, including a 20-yard pass to a wide-open Tyler Kilgore.

Kilgore caught three passes and played offense, defense and special teams. Two of his kickoffs found the end zone for a touchback, and he was a perfect 7 for 7 on extra points.

Portal is back in action on Friday against Savannah Christian at 7:30 p.m., in Garden City Stadium.

"It doesn't get any easier from here," Willoughby said. "Well, I guess it does get a little easier - Savannah Christian's only ranked ninth - but these are some really good teams and that's where we want to get to. We've got to keep our head up and keep fighting to get where they're at. That's the goal."

Matt Yogus may be reached at (912) 489-4908.