The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes opened region play against the Gilmer Bobcats and made short work of their opposition by routing them 51-6. Cartersville had a shutdown, before allowing a Gilmer touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Tiamon Pennymon had several rushing touchdowns and sophomore place kicker Johnathan Cruz converted a 51-yard field goal to help lift the Purple Hurricanes over the Bobcats.
Cartersville will next play Heritage on the road next Friday night. Cartersville improves to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in region play.