The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes improved to 4-0 to start the 2018 campaign with a 28-10 win over Cherokee on Friday night.

The Canes were led by Marcus Gary on offense, who had three rushing touchdowns in the contest. Sunni Moorhead might have had the biggest impact on the game with the first score of the game with a blocked punt recovered in the end zone and an interception, which set up the put away drive for Cartersville in the fourth quarter.

The Cherokee defense held the Cartersville offense in check through the first half, allowing just 14 points from that side of the ball. The Cartersville offense mustered just 138 yards in the first half, but the Sequoyah offense ended with zero yards following the game’s first 24 minutes.

The Cartersville first string defense finally allowed a touchdown for the first time this season, when Cherokee scored on a six-play 61-yard drive with 11:55 left in the fourth quarter.

Cartersville will look to continue its hot start next week as it hits the road for its first region game of the season against Cedartown