The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (9-0, 5-0) rebounded after scoring just seven points last week against Sandy Creek to defeating the Chapel Hill Panthers 51-0 on Friday evening.
Cartersville won the toss and elected to receive. Tee Webb use short, quick routes to advance down the field on the opening drive, which was capped by Marcus Gary 4-yard touchdown run. The Canes defense even got on the board when Evan Slocum intercepted K.J. Burton on his own 13-yard line and returned it into the end zone for a pick six on the Panthers’ second possession of the game.
In the second quarter, Webb showed off his impressive arm by throwing for three touchdowns. He found Marquail Coaxum for a 49-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, and then found Devonte Ross for two more late. The junior showed incredible touch with is 25-yard over-the-shoulder fade to Ross and then beat the defense on a seam route for a 41-yard toss.
Before the Panthers could blink, they were heading into the half down 35-0. Chapel Hill had trouble advancing the ball on the ground as the Cartersville defensive line created havoc for the highly touted offensive line of Chapel Hill.
With a running clock in the second half, no one scored until Cartersville’s Quante Jennings scored two, short touchdown runs on back-to-back drive to push the lead to 49-0. But the icing on the cake came when the defense sacked the Panther QB in the endzone for a safety.
Cartersville will have a bye week next week and look to play Troup County for the region championship on November 2nd.