The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (9-0, 5-0) defeated the Chapel Hill Panthers (5-3, 2-2) on Friday night by a score of 62-0.
It was a big night for Cartersville senior quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who broke the GHSA record for passing yards in a career, which was previously held by current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, in the first quarter of the game.
Lawrence hit Rico Frye for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to go ahead 7-0. On the next possession, Terry Berdin scored from two yards out to give Cartersville a two-touchdown lead. On the next drive, Lawrence would hit EJ Turner on a touchdown pass to break Watson’s record and set a new one of his own.
The game was stopped at this time to recognize Lawrence’s achievement to a standing, cheering home crowd.
On the next drive, Rico Frye would go 59-yards into the end zone to give Cartersville a 28-0 lead just 36 seconds into the second quarter. While Lawrence had one accolade, he began his chase for another as he threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to J’Kobe Orr to put Cartersville ahead 35-0. Lawrence threw another touchdown pass to Turner and Frye had a 71-yard touchdown run to give Cartersville a 49-0 lead at the half.
Lawrence threw for four touchdowns and completed 17 of his 23 passes for 283 yards in Friday’s game, which leaves him just one touchdown shy of tying Watson’s record of touchdown passes in a career.
Frye had six carries for 170 yards, two catches for 60 yards and three total touchdowns.
Cartersville has a bye week next week but hits the road to Troup on November 3rd with a 7:30 kickoff that can be heard on WBHF.