The Trojan defense didn’t yield a touchdown, as the Lions’ lone score came on a kick return. Carrollton (1-0) also got a pair of safeties defensively, one from Jordan Crowder and another when Lithia kicked the ball out of the end zone on a busted play.
Offensively, the Trojans started the scoring on a six-yard Dontae Wigley touchdown run, followed by a Jack Garrett two-point conversion. Garrett later connected with Jarrell Rowe on a 20-yard touchdown pass and then called his own number on a short sneak for a touchdown.
Wigley got in the end zone again on a 55-yard kickoff return and Jamir Huff-Currey capped off the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run. Spencer Hines made good on four extra-point kicks.
Carrollton plays host to Chapel Hill next Thursday.
In other prep football action from Thursday:
Carrollton 9th grade 14, Lithia Springs 0: The Trojans (1-0) got a 49-yard touchdown run from Angelo Osorio and a 65-yard touchdown run by Conrad Jackson offensively, while Parker Roach and Marshon Farris had fumble recoveries and Raekwon Gilbert added an interception defensively.
Hayes Roach was selected as the Defensive Player of the Game, while Osorio was Carrollton’s Offensive Player of the Game.
Carrollton 8th grade 41, Bay Springs 20: The Trojans (1-0) got touchdown runs of five, eight and 10 yards from LaDamian Hunt, while Dylan Parham added a seven-yard touchdown run and Breylan Waters had a 20-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Andy Smith connected with Hunter Hines on a touchdown reception and also hooked up with Lee Kay on a two-point pass. Thomas Cullwell converted three extra-point kicks.
Mt. Zion 8th grade 16, Haralson County 8: The Eagles (1-0) won their season opener on Thursday.
Bowdon 3, No. 2 Heard County 1: The Red Devilettes (8-5, 1-0 Region 5-AA) won their region opener against the No. 2 Class AA team in the state behind a strong performance from senior Trinity Strickland in the circle, as the hurler yielded just the one run on four hits.
Offensively, Strickland also came up big, going 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk and two RBI. Katlyn Buchanan (2-for-3, 2B, RBI) and Sydney Boddie (2-for-3) also had multiple-hit efforts and Madison Dye, Lyric Maze and ReShay Brewer were all 1-for-3.
“We hit the ball well. I was pleased with how we hit the ball,” Bowdon coach Ralph Sanders said. “And, golly, we’ve got the JV playing Monday and then because of rain days we play Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and then the next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. I told them we’re not going to have a whole lot of practice time, so we’re going to have to get things done on the field.”
Bremen 14, Manchester 0 (4 innings): The Lady Blue Devils (7-1, 2-0 Region 5-AA) won their second lopsided region game in as many days, where their biggest obstacle on Thursday proved to be a late afternoon downpour.
“The field was a lake at 5 o’clock and we worked our tail off to get that thing ready because they drove two hours to get there,” noted Bremen coach Amy Pointer.
Sophomore hurler Chelsey Stillwell earned the win, yielding just a bunt single and two walks, while Summer Wallace had a pair of triples to pace the offense.
The Carrollton High School volleyball team dropped a 2-0 (18-25, 23-25) varsity decision at Shaw on Thursday night, with the junior-varsity falling in three sets. The Lady Trojans will play host to the first-ever Carrollton Invitational Tournament on Saturday, with pool play beginning at 8 a.m.