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Canes rally late to edge Seminoles; Tigers, Colonels collect road wins

Cartersville won a top-5 matchup with Creekside Friday night at Weinman Stadium while Adairsville routed Murray County in Chatsworth and Cass evened its season record with a win at Temple. Woodland, meanwhile, dropped a 13-9 decision to visiting North Springs as Bartow teams went 3-1 on the night.


No. 5 CARTERSVILLE 17, No. 2 CREEKSIDE 14

Jake Parker threw for two touchdowns in Cartersville's 14-10 win Friday over Creekside.

Cartersville gained possession late in the fourth quarter Friday night trailing 14-10 and drove the length of the field to pull out a three-point, home win over 2nd-ranked Creekside. Jake Parker connected with Phillip Schiltz for a 21-yard touchdown with less than two minutes remaining to lift the Hurricanes (3-0) to victory.

Parker also had a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Ray in the first quarter to open the game’s scoring and Jesus Gutierrez booted a 22-yard field goal in the second period to give the Canes a 10-6 advantage at halftime.

The Seminoles first half touchdown was a 70-yard pick six by Daiquan White, but the PAT kick was blocked.

Phillip Schiltz makes a late fourth quarter touchdown catch to help lift the Canes to a 17-14 win over 2nd-ranked Creekside.

Cartersville missed a 32-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter and then gave up the lead when Creekside blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a score. A two-point conversion gave the Seminoles a 14-10 lead.

Creekside slips to 2-1 on the season.

Cartersville hosts Cherokee Friday at Weinman Stadium.



ADAIRSVILLE 55, MURRAY COUNTY 13


Adairsville quarterback Jonathan Gough connected with Evan Sanders for a pair of touchdowns Friday night at Murray County.

Adairsville led 14-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at halftime in an eventual 55-13 Region 6-AAA win Friday night at Murray County.

Tigers running back Eli Agnew, who rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns, scored twice in the opening period. The touchdown runs for the senior were from 1-yard and 3-yards. Sophomore quarterback Jonathan Gough connected with Evan Sanders on a 20-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter before Chris Roper scored on a 5-yard run and Agnew added his third scoring run from 3-yards.

Murray County got on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 16-yard run by Taylor Carrell and a Justice Knotts touchdown pass. Knotts was 15-for-24 for 155 yards and a touchdown in the Indians’ loss.

Between the two Murray scores, Gough hooked up with Sanders again on a 10-yard touchdown pass making the score 41-13 at the end of the third quarter.

Adairsville added a pair of fourth quarter scores.

Tamarius Wilkey sprinted to a 66-yard touchdown run and Darien Hoskins added a 1-yard plunge for the 55-13 final. Murray County falls to 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in region play.


Adairsville (3-0, 1-0) has a bye week before hosting LaFayette on Friday, September 24.



CASS 20, TEMPLE 7

Devin Henderson scored two rushing touchdowns and connected with his brother Kevin for a third score Friday night in the Colonels' 20-7 win at Temple.

Cass sophomore quarterback Devin Henderson ran for two touchdowns and connected with his brother, Kevin Henderson, on a 20-yard touchdown pass as the Colonels won at Temple 20-7.

The Henderson connection gave Cass a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter after the defense blocked a Temple 35-yard field goal attempt. Devin’s 10-yard touchdown run late in the half lifted the Colonels to a 13-0 lead at the intermission.

Following a scoreless third quarter, Devin Henderson’s 15-yard scoring scamper gave Cass a 20-0 lead.

Late in the game, Temple scored on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Cam Vaughn to Carter Kittrell.


Devin Henderson finished with 19 rushing attempts for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He was also 6-for-11 through the air for 139 yards and one touchdown. The second-year starter did throw one interception.


The Cass defense limited the Tigers to 139 rushing yards on 30 attempts while Temple quarterback Cam Vaughn completed 11 of 21 attempts for 215 yards and one score.

The loss drops Temple to 0-2 on the season. The Tigers play at Pepperell next week.

Cass (2-2) hosts Ridgeland Friday at Doug Cochran Stadium. The game will be broadcast on BartowSportsZone.com.


NORTH SPRINGS 13, WOODLAND 9

Isaiah Livsey (27) takes a handoff from quarterback Brelace Williams (1).

Visiting North Springs snapped an 18-game losing skid Friday night with a 13-9 win at Woodland. In a game that saw both offenses squander scoring opportunities, the Spartans came up with a crucial nine play, 70-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

North Springs junior quarterback Anthony Young finished off the game-winning drive with a two-yard run.

North Springs, who had not won a game since 2019 and lost 50-9 to Woodland last season, led 7-3 at halftime. The Spartans touchdown — an 18-yard run by Drushun Phillips -- capped a six play, 59-yard drive late in the second quarter.

Woodland’s first half points came on a 31-yard field goal by Nick Sanchez with 2:02 left in the first quarter.

Rickaylin Glover blocked a North Springs punt to set up Woodland’s second half touchdown.

The Wildcats took over at the Spartans’ 15 yard line and scored with 4:19 remaining in the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Asa James. A two-point conversion attempt failed but Woodland had a 9-7 lead heading into the final period.

North Springs improved to 1-3 on the season.

Woodland (1-3) plays at Chamblee Friday.

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