Tennessee-commit quarterback has Calvary Day rolling

Calvary Day is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A and coming off a 60-0 victory over Groves Friday, the Cavaliers are formidable, and Jake Merklinger is a large part of the program’s success this season.

The senior quarterback is 71-of-106 passing for 1,404 yards and 20 touchdowns with 28 carries for 268 yards and six touchdowns. Against Groves, Merklinger – a four-star Tennessee-commit – was a tidy 5-of-7 passing for 175 yards and five touchdowns while rushing once for a touchdown from five yards out.

The Cavaliers are alone atop the Region 3-3A standings at 4-0 and leading No. 5 Savannah Christian (3-1), Savannah Country Day (3-1) and Liberty County/Long County (2-2). In the team’s 42-21 victory over Savannah Christian on Sept. 22, Merklinger was 14-of-20 passing for 244 yards and a touchdown while rushing 10 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Calvary Day is entering a bye week but will travel to Savannah Country Day October 20 and Long County Nov. 27 before closing the regular season against Beach at home on Nov. 3.

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