The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (1-0) might have shown some rust in its first game of the season, but it defeated the Allatoona Buccaneers (0-1) 35-14 Friday night.
Cartersville’s Rico Frye had three scores in the first half and one in the second. He had one rushing score of one-yard and two scores of four yards to go along with a 40-yard receiving touchdown. Trevor Lawrence threw for two touchdowns during Friday’s win.
The Woodland Wildcats (0-1) took on River Ridge (1-0) at home Friday night, but the Knights proved to be too much for the Wildcats to handle as they beat Woodland 35-14. Gino Portera scored three rushing touchdowns on the night and all were five yards or less.
Woodland’s Brody Williams did throw a 24-yard touchdown to Titus Jones to cut the River Ridge lead to 20-7 late in the second half, but Woodland would make a few mental mistakes to give River Ridge another chance at scoring. Jones would hit the River Ridge quarterback late with time expiring, which would cause the benches to clear. Once the Woodland bench left its position a skirmish ensued. Flags were offsetting, but River Ridge was given another chance to punch it in, and Portera took advantage, finding the endzone for his third rushing touchdown and put Woodland behind 28-7 at the half.
The Adairsville Tigers (0-1) showed they still had some growing pains that were leftover from the 2016 season when they were downed by the Ridgeland Panthers (1-0) Friday night 48-7. Ridgeland had four different rushers score a touchdown in the first half of play and added a halfback pass for good measure to give the Panthers a 34-0 lead.
The Tigers did get on the scoreboard in the third quarter as they took the field by storm and marched down the field on a drive that ended on a Mason Boswell one-yard touchdown run. The Tigers would force the Panthers to punt and attempt to sway momentum back in their favor, but a fumble by Burgess would set Ridgeland and Montgomery up for another score to extend its lead to 41-7.
The Adairsville softball team went 2-1 at a tournament in Dalton Saturday, falling to LaFayette in their opener 4-3, but winning their final two games 11-4 over Woodland-Stockbridge and 6-5 over Trion.
Emily Collum was 6-for-10 at the plate on the day to help lead the Lady Tigers’ offense. Loren Harris and Sadye Johnson both hit home runs.
Sierra Tanner had a two-hit game against LaFayette and Johnson, who doubled, drove in all three Adairsville runs. Collum had the other Adairsville hit.
Adairsville is now 5-2 on the season.
5:30 – Cass at Hiram
5:55 – Adairsville at Bremen
5:55 – Cartersville at Sandy Creek
5:55 – Woodland at Kell
5:00 – Adairsville vs. Bremen and temple at Bremen
5:00 – Cass vs. Gordon Central and Armuchee
5:00 – Woodland vs. Marietta and Model