The Adairsville Tigers (6-1, 4-0) beat the Ridgeland Panthers by a score of 42-7 on Friday evening.

Adairsville’s offense started cooking early in the game as Ethan Blome scored a 22-yard rushing touchdown to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead with 8:42 remaining in the first quarter. Ridgeland failed to score on the ensuing drive, and Adairsville followed up the defensive stop with a nice drive deep into the Panthers’ territory. The Tigers eventually found the end zone as Chris Roper scored a 7-yard rushing touchdown with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter.The Tigers had another strong possession which ended when Blome scored a short rushing touchdown to put them ahead 21-0 with just 20 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

Adairsville got right back to business to start the second quarter as Caden Copeland scored a 13-yard rushing touchdown. At the half, Adairsville put up 28-unanswered points to begin the game and wasn’t done.

Adairsville opened up the third quarter with another successful drive as Blome scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown- his third of the game. Adairsville forced Ridgeland to punt the next drive, and the Tigers drove down inside the Panthers’ 10-yard line. They had a chance to score another touchdown, but they ended up throwing an interception, which Ridgeland returned to midfield.

Adairsville got the ball right back as Xavious Nalls caught an interception and returned the ball all the way to the endzone. Unfortunately, a block-in-the-back penalty negated the touchdown and gave the Tigers the ball at the 35-yard line. Although the pick-six was taken off the board, Adairsville took advantage of the great field position as Kolt McCord scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown to put the Tigers ahead 42-0 with under a minute to go in the third quarter.

Ridgeland finally put points on the board midway through the fourth quarter as a 1-yard rushing touchdown made the score 42-7 with around 6:50 remaining in the game.

Adairsville has a bye next week but will be back in action on Friday, October 21st at home against Gordon Lee.