Recent youth football games reported by the 12U Bartow County Panthers, the Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department for October 6-8.
The 12U Bartow County Panthers defeated the Cane Ridge Chargers Sunday afternoon, 21-0. The Chargers are one of the top 12U teams from Nashville, Tennessee and the game was played in Chattanooga as part of the Craddock Classic.
Under the Classic’s rules the game was played with a running clock, limiting the number of plays run by each team. “We came out clicking on all cylinders,” said Panthers coach Josh McWhorter. “For the low number of plays, our passing game looked tremendous. Brodie (McWhorter) is now reading coverages and we’re spreading the ball around and our athletes are turning these catches into huge momentum plays.”
The Panthers gained 28 yards rushing on just six attempts with a pair of touchdowns. They also threw for 143 yards on just seven plays with a touchdown. All four pass completions went to different receivers.
Isaiah Livsey ran for 23 yards on two carries and scored one extra point. Jachai Delgado and Brodie McWhorter both scored on short runs. McWhorter was also 4-for-7 passing for 143 yards and a touchdown.
Talan Nix caught a 15 yards pass and had a two-point play reception. Logan Shrewsbury caught a 68 yard touchdown pass. Keve Porter hauled in a 45 yard catch and Xavier Parker added a 15 yard reception. “Our defense was stout against a huge offensive line and a great back,” noted McWhorter. “They ran a power game right at us, but time and time again the boys from Bartow answered the bell.”
Cane Ridge amassed 79 yards on 28 rushing attempts and had eight first downs, but did not score as the Panthers collected the shutout.
Jacob Ellis collected 5.5 tackles for Bartow County. Kelson Mitchell and Talan Nix had four tackles each. Livsey had 3.5 tackles. Bear McWhorter finished with 2.5 tackles. Delgado contributed a pair of tackles. Baylon Long, Parker, and Cooper Moon had 1.5 tackles each. Shrewsbury, Mason Tompkins, Bryce Wilson, and Porter added 0.5 tackles each. Shrewsbury defended a pass and Porter had a pass break up.
Monday, October 7
12U at Dellinger Park
CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES (Ezell) 25, ADAIRSVILLE TIGERS 7
Maddox Frazier had a pair of long runs to set up touchdowns and also scored on runs from 12 and 20 yards in the Hurricanes (Ezell) win. Lyle Woody scored on a short run and Preston Sorrells capped a drive with a five-yard run. Frazier added the PAT kicks. Frazier, Sorrells, and Rhys Neal were credited for their defensive play. Brad Barton scored the Tigers’ touchdown on a 38-yard run. Malachi Linley had an interception for Adairsville.
CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES (Parker) 30, CASS COLONELS 14
Myles Mitchell scored on touchdown runs of 3, 52, 43, and 79 yards. Thomas Smith had a 38-yard reception to set up the first Mitchell score. Thomas Peters, who also recovered a fumble on defense, added the final touchdown for Hurricanes (Parker). Shavonzae Pennymon picked off a pass and Mitchell was selected as a defensive standout. Cayden Aleman gave Cass an early lead on an eight-yard touchdown run. He added a 12-yard scoring run in the second half. Paul Lanier added a successful PAT kick after Aleman’s first score. The Colonels’ Adrian Dunn recovered a fumble and Kyron McClendon intercepted a pass.
Tuesday, October 8
10U at Old Cass HS (Grassdale Road)
CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES (Cagle) 50, ADAIRSVILLE TIGERS 0
Jovani Bautista-Jackson had touchdown runs of 51, 35, and 21 yards. He also had a pair of two-point conversion kicks. Payton Paul scored on touchdown runs of 40 and 35 yards and had a two-yard touchdown reception from Dixon Lindsey. Lindsey added a PAT run. Clint Hosea scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass. Jayden Newman had a 34-yard touchdown run. Noah Cagle added a PAT run. Top defenders for Cartersville were Bautista-Jackson, Paul, and River Wade. Top defensive players for the Tigers were Jackson Jarrett, Colin Atchley, and Mike Stanley.
12U at Old Cass HS (Grassdale Road)
WOODLAND WILDCATS 21, ADAIRSVILLE TIGERS 7
Woodland scored on touchdown runs of 35, 11, and 6 yards by Tre’shaun Winters. He also had three PAT runs. Top defenders for Woodland were Gavin Johnson, Zachary Hawkins, Carson Waits, Actavius Thompson, and Rylan Spivey. The Tigers scored on a six-yard run by Brad Barton and a Malachi Linley PAT run. J’vian Ledbetter, Julius Jones, Graham Coheley, and Solomon Gardner were Adairsville’s top defensive players.
8U at Dellinger Park
CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES (Stepp) 26, CASS COLONELS GOLD 0
Hurricanes (Stepp) got touchdown runs from Cameron Caldwell from 22 yards; William Groce from eight-yards out; Hudson Lovette from nine-yards; and Elijah Garrett from 12-yards. They also scored with a safety. Luke Gaines and Groce were selected as defensive standouts for Hurrianes (Stepp).
10U at Dellinger Park
CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES (King) 32, WOODLAND WILDCATS 0
Dustin McConnell scored on touchdown runs of 12, 16, and 10 yards and added a PAT run. Cooper Reynolds scored on a 14-yard touchdown run and added a PAT run. Zachary Stiles contributed a 22-yard touchdown run. Noah King, Matthew Cook, and Colt Craig were the top defenders for Hurricanes (King).
Information for the youth football updates provided by the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department, the Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Bartow County Panthers youth football program. The updates are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by Cici's - Beyond Pizza in the Cherokee Place Shopping Center in Cartersville.