Canes' win sets up region title game; Tigers win home finale'
Cartersville overpowered Chapel Hill Friday night 51-0 to set up a defacto region championship game at Weinman Stadium November 2 against Troup.
The win kept the Hurricanes undefeated as they head into a late-season bye week.
Adairsville also won big Friday night. The Tigers stopped winless Murray County 34-6 and will play for a .500 season next week at Ringgold. Woodland led Villa Rica at halftime, but yielded three quick touchdown runs in the third quarter in a 36-8 loss. Cass kicked an early field goal at Kell, but that lead was short-lived in a 63-3 defeat of the Colonels.
CARTERSVILLE 51, CHAPEL HILL 0
Tee Webb threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Hurricanes blanked Chapel Hill in Douglasville Friday night, 51-0.
Marcus Gary had a four-yard, first quarter touchdown run and Evan Slocum added a pick-six at the end of the first quarter as Cartersville took a 14-0 advantage.
In the second period, Webb connected with Devonte Ross twice (32- and 41-yards) and Marquail Coaxum on a 49-yard touchdown strike as Cartersville built a 35-0 lead at the break.
With Evan Slocum engineering the offense at quarterback in the second half along with freshman Brynen Wilkins, Quante Jennings (photo) added a pair of fourth quarter touchdown runs to extend the lead to 49-0. The second Jennings score was set up by a fumble recovery by Sunni Moorehead.
A late safety accounted for the Canes’ final points. Gary finished with 110 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Jennings rushed for 32 yards and two touchdowns on eight attempts, and Ross led the receiving corp with 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns on four receptions.
Chapel Hill slips to 5-3 overall and 1-3 in Region 5-AAAA.
Cartersville (9-0, 4-0) will enjoy a bye week before hosting Troup (8-0, 3-0) November 2. That game will be for the region championship regardless of Troup’s outcome next Friday at Central-Carroll.
ADAIRSVILLE 34, MURRAY COUNTY 6
Mason Boswell (photo) was part of three touchdowns and Malachi Gardner scored twice as the Adairsville Tigers defeated visiting Murray County Friday night, 34-6.
Boswell had a five-yard first quarter touchdown run to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead. He also added a 55-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and a 60-yard touchdown pass to Gardner in the third quarter.
Gardner blocked a Murray County punt in the end zone and then recovered it for a touchdown that gave Adairsville a 20-0 lead at the intermission.
The Indians only points came on an 80-yard fumble recovery return for a score in the third quarter by Cade Petty that made the score 27-6 at the time. For Adairsville, Boswell was 6-for-7 passing for 98 yards. He also rushed for 108 yards on ten attempts. Gardner had two receptions for 66 yards and a score. Courtney Slocum ran for 49 yards on five carries. Michael Cook rushed for 47 yards on eight attempts. Savaun Henderson scored a touchdown and had 32 yards rushing, and Conner Crunkleton carried three times for 18 yards.
Murray County remained winless at 0-9 overall and 0-5 in Region 6-AAA.
Adairsville (4-5, 3-4) concludes its regular season next Friday night at Ringgold.
VILLA RICA 36, WOODLAND 8
Woodland led 8-7 at halftime, but Villa Rica scored three rushing touchdowns in just over eight minutes in the third quarter to pull away, 36-8.
Michael Hanson returned a punt 60-yards to give Villa Rica a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Woodland went ahead on a 15-yard touchdown run by Titus Jones (photo) and a two-point conversion pass from Jones to Dylan Forman.
Both teams blocked 37-yard field goal attempts in the first half and Villa Rica turned the ball over on a pair of fumbles.
In the fateful third period, Dushante Holloway had a 31-yard touchdown run. Phillip Zachery scored on a 17-yard dash, and Mecose Todd had a scoring run to put Villa Rica ahead, 29-8. Noah Best added a fourth quarter score for Villa Rica on an eight-yard keeper.
Woodland fullback Justice Carter led the Wildcats with 83 total yards.
KELL 63, CASS 3
Cass drove into the Longhorns’ red zone in the first quarter but settled for a Kaleb Speights field goal to take an early 3-0 lead at Kell. Unfortunately for Cass, the Longhorns responded with 63 unanswered points to hand the Colonels their eighth straight loss.
Evan Conley tossed three touchdowns passes for Kell and the Longhorns got rushing touchdowns from B.J. Abson, Isaiah Cruz, and Roy Barrett.
Conley’s scoring throws went to La’vaughn Dabney, Cam Bell, and Jaylon Brown.
Kell also scored on a fumble returned for a touchdown and a 30-yard pass from Corbin Lafrance to Jamal Hill.
Conley finished the night with 166 passing yards and 76 on the ground contributing to four touchdowns. Abson added 79 yards rushing for the Longhorns. Thomas Gilliam finished with 51 rushing yards for the Colonels.
Kell moved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Cass (1-8, 0-7) has a bye week before closing out the 2018 season November 2 at home against Paulding County.