Hurricanes continue perfect run; advance to title game vs. Buford

CARTERSVILLE 38, BAINBRIDGE 7

The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes scored on each of their first three possessions and the defense remained a force as the Canes improved to 14-0 in a state semifinal win over the visiting Bearcats.


Trevor Lawrence passed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns, Miller Forristall caught a pair of touchdowns, Tiamon Pennymon ran for a score, and Kobie Whitfield picked off a pair of passes and returned a punt for a score to lead the Canes.


Link: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Link: The Daily Tribune News


Next: The Hurricanes will play Buford in the Georgia Dome, Saturday, December 12, 4:30pm, for the Class AAAA state championship.

BUFORD 35, WOODWARD ACADEMY 18


Martin Mangram scored three rushing touchdowns after halftime to lead the defending Class AAAA champion Wolves past No. 3 Woodward Academy 35-18 Friday night. Buford, making its ninth straight state title game, trailed Woodward 18-7 at one point. Buford is now 13-1. Woodward finished 13-1.

Playoff Semifinal Scores:

AAAAAA Colquitt Co. 52, Mill Creek 31 Roswell 30, Grayson 26 AAAAA

Glynn Academy 24, Ware Co. 16

Allatoona 28, Northgate 7 AAAA Buford 35, Woodward Academy 18 Cartersville 38, Bainbridge 7

AAA Blessed Trinity 12, Calhoun 7 Westminster 24, Cedar Grove 8

AA Pace Academy 45, Greater Atlanta Christian 20 Fitzgerald 40, Jefferson Co. 20

A-Public

Clinch Co. 26, Commerce 19 Irwin County 19, Emanuel Co. Inst. 15

A-Private

Aquinas 35, Stratford Academy 28

Eagles Landing Christian 35, Prince Avenue 14

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES GEORGIA DOME Fri., Dec. 11

1:00 pm A-Public Clinch Co. (12-1) vs. Irwin Co. (10-2-1)

4:30 pm AAA Westminster (10-4) vs. Blessed Trinity (13-0-1)

8:00 pm AAAAA Allatoona (13-1) vs. Glynn Academy (12-2)

Sat., Dec. 12

10:00 am A-Private ELCA (13-0) vs. Aquinas (10-3)

1:00 pm AA Fitzgerald (12-2) vs. Pace Academy (12-2)

4:30 pm AAAA Buford (13-1) vs. Cartersville (14-0)

8:00 pm AAAAAA Roswell (14-0) vs. Colquitt County (14-0)

Tickets $18 Presale at Schools; $20 per day at Ticketmaster and Georgia Dome. Only infants in arms do not need a ticket.

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