The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (3-0) football team is off to a hot start after defeating McNair 70-0 on Friday evening.
The offense rolled again as Marcus Gary scored just 49 seconds into the game with a 4-yard rushing score. On Cartersville’s next drive Tee Webb would find Marquail Coaxum on a 37-yard tunnel screen for a touchdown to give Cartersville a 14-0 lead with 9:15 left in the first quarter. Continuing that fourth quarter success, Webb would hit Trendan Horton for his second passing score in the first three Cartersville drives. Gary would find the end zone once more before the quarter could end with a 6-yard rushing touchdown.
Perhaps the play of the game came a few plays after Gary’s score when Coaxum read a quick screen from the McNair offense, tipped in the air, intercepted and drug a McNair receiver into the end zone for a 20-yard pick six. Just one quarter in and Cartersville had a 35-0 lead.
Much of the same continued in the second quarter when Tee Webb found Devonte Ross for a 40-yard screen pass that ended with a score. Cartersville drove 93 yards in just three plays on that touchdown drive. Webb wasn’t done passing the football, as he found Jackson Lowe for a touchdown. Webb’s night would come to a close when he found Marko Dudley for a sprint out touchdown pass to cap a 69-yard touchdown drive, which ended with Webb’s fifth passing touchdown of the game.
The junior quarterback finished the game completing 16 of his 25 pass attempts for 339 yards. Cartersville outgained McNair 339 yard to eight in the first half and scored on seven of its eight possessions.
Backup quarterback Evan Slocum scored on a 4-yard scamper to tack onto the Cartersville lead and to end the third quarter, Quante Jennings would score from one-yard out to give Cartersville its 70-0 final score.
The Cartersville defense has yet to allow any points during the season’s first three games, while the offense is averaging 53 points per game. Cartersville will look to continue its hot start next week when it hosts Cherokee at Weinman Stadium at 7:30 PM. You can hear all of the action on WBHF with pregame coverage beginning at 6:00 PM.