CARTERSVILLE 35, SANDY CREEK 21
Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns and Trey Creamer ran for two more as the top-ranked Cartersville Purple Hurricanes won their 23rd straight game and improved to 8-0 this season with 35-21 win Friday night at Sandy Creek.
Lawrence had first half touchdown throws to E.J. Turner (6-yards), Avery Showell (13-yards), and JKobe Orr (18-yards) to take a 21-14 lead at halftime.
Creamer extended the Canes lead to 28-14 with a 14-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter. A 51-yard pass play from Lawrence to Turner preceded the scoring run as the Canes went 65 yards in two plays.
Creamer, who recently committed to Minnesota, added a nine-yard rushing touchdown with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter to put the Cane ahead 35-14.
Lawrence was 19-of-31 passing for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Creamer rushed for 56 yards and two scores on 12 carries.
Sandy Creek fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in Region 5-AAAA with the loss.
Cartersville (8-0, 4-0) travels to Chapel Hill (2-3-1, 0-2) next Friday.
SONORAVILLE 35, ADAIRSVILLE 0
The visiting Sonoraville Phoenix shutout Adairsville Friday night in a 6-AAA South sub-region battle, 35-0.
Sonoraville limited Adairsville to only 59 yards of offense in the first half while the Phoenix rolled up 161 yards.
Sonoraville quarterback, Patrick Moore, scored a pair of first half touchdowns on runs of 19 and 15 yards. Tristan Key — who also scored two rushing touchdowns in the game — scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter and a three-yard run in the third period.
Matthew Vincent added the final Sonoraville touchdown with a 5 yard run with 9:28 remaining in the game.
Sonoraville improved to 6-2 overall and is now 3-0 in sub-region play. The Phoenix will host Calhoun next week with an opportunity to play for the regular season sub-region title.
Adairsville (2-5, 0-2) travels to Bremen (3-3, 1-1) next Friday and will host Haralson County the following week. The Tigers must win at least one of those two games to qualify for a meaningful Region 6-AAA cross-over, home playoff game on November 4.
ROME 42, CASS 7
Fourth-ranked Rome overpowered Cass Friday, 42-7, to hand the Colonels their third straight loss after a 3-1 start.
Wolves’ quarterback Knox Kadum ran for a touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to Tyrish Martin to help lead Rome. Jalynn Sykes added a pair of rushing touchdowns and Xavier Roberts had a scoring run as the Wolves cruised to a 42-0 lead.
Cass, whose offense was staggered by the loss of running back Derrick Maxwell to a first half injury, scored in the final minute of the game on a 33-yard pass play from Brett Gaddy to Ian Whittington for a 42-7 final score.
Rome improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Cass (3-4, 2-3) hosts Paulding County (3-4, 2-3) next Friday.
EAST PAULDING 28, WOODLAND 15
East Paulding scored 21 points early, then held off the Woodland Wildcats for a 28-15 victory in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland narrowed the score at the intermission to 21-8 with a 14-play, 77-yard drive capped by Justice Carter touchdown reception with only six ticks remaining in the first half. Brody Williams ran in a two-point conversion.
After East Paulding went up 28-8, Carter scored again for the Wildcats on a 10-yard run to narrow the margin to 28-15.
Woodland drove to the red zone one more time, but failed on a fourth-and-nine at the Raiders’ 20-yard line.
With the victory, East Paulding won for the second week in a row after an 0-5 start.
Woodland (0-8, 0-6 in 7-AAAAA) does not play next week, but will travel to Kell (6-1, 5-0) on October 28.