The 11th-year Trojan head man earned career victory No. 200 on Friday, with Carrollton rolling past Chapel Hill by a 42-12 count.
Teague said it was special to earn the milestone in front of the Trojan Nation, especially at Grisham Stadium. And while it is an individual honor, he said there are a lot of people to thank and that deserve credit along the way.
“You know, it’s just from working with a lot of good young men, a lot of great assistant coaches and some really fine communities through the years,” Teague said.
After a hard-fought loss to Oxford (Ala.) last week, the Trojans (1-1) were back to business on Friday, eating up 285 yards rushing and getting a trio of interceptions by junior safety Malik Sheppard.
Sheppard also started the scoring for Carrollton on a 12-yard scamper early in the first quarter. The Trojan play-maker then intercepted Panther quarterback Brett Roberts’ pass on the ensuing possession and returned it to the Chapel Hill 18. That set up a Jarvis Terrell eight-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 midway through the first.
Chapel Hill (1-2) used its workhorse, Tre Mitchell, to pull within 14-6 on a 17-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter, but the Trojans countered with 28 unanswered points before the Panthers would tack their only other score of the night in the fourth.
Carrollton added a three-yard Dan Harris touchdown run with 1:31 left in the half, then Terrell scored his second touchdown of the night — this one from 29 yards out — with 6:17 left in the third and junior quarterback Will Hesterlee hooked up with wideout Chip Murrah on a 25-yard pass with 1:05 left in the third to make it 35-6.
Carrollton got its final score of the game on a one-yard run by Hesterlee early in the fourth. Chapel Hill’s Marquise Bedford closed out the night with a one-yard touchdown run and Roberts’ two-point pass to Jeremiah Bridges made for the 42-12 final.
Terrell led Carrollton offensively with 70 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, while B.J. Williams had 68 yards on three carries and Harris rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
The Trojans return to action next week at Class AA No. 1 Calhoun.
Times-Georgian Sports Editor Corey Cusick contributed to this story.