Tyler Edwards fired the first Trojans' shot on goal in the third minute of the game before finding the back of the next after flicking it over a defender and chipping it over the Troup (0-3) keeper four minutes and 44 seconds into the game for the 1-0 lead.
By the time the game was over, eight more Trojan goals were scored by eight different players as everyone got in the offensive action.
"The ball moved really well [Tuesday]. We moved some things around, some positions around, and I thought the spacing looked good [Tuesday], the ball movement looked good [Tuesday]. We were able to finish on our opportunities. We had a couple set pieces and finished on those, as well. It was one of those games where we were able to pretty much dominate from the start to the finish, which is always nice," Carrollton coach Scott New said.
Overall, the important factor from Tuesday was the result, as the No. 2 Trojans (3-1, 1-0 Region 5-AAAA) were able to get the region win, taking a step toward a region title and state playoff appearance.
"The results are always the most important thing when you play a region game. It was good to see us play well. We were able to get our second team in there for the last 30 minutes. Those guys work hard all year and they looked good. They did exactly what we coach them up to do and what they're supposed to do. They had as nice of goals as the first team did," New said.
Following Edwards' opening goal, Jonathan Rucker connected on a low Kevin Sosa corner kick at 28:18 before Alejandro Vargas took a through pass from Henry Hernandez and scored three minutes later as the Trojans opened up a 3-0 lead. Logan Seagraves would cap the first-half scoring when he scored off Sosa's second assist of the night with just over four minutes left before the half.
Seagraves would open up the scoring in the second half, as again Sosa distributed the ball from the corner and Seagraves headed it down and into the net. The sixth goal of the night was Sosa's, as he got control of the ball in the box and fired it for the score.
With 28 minutes left in the game and Carrollton up 6-0, New went to his bench and all starters sat the rest of the game. With three games over the next four days, that rest was important, so was what the substitutes showed.
"We're trying to rest legs as much as possible, so that was big. We tried to give the starters 10 more minutes in the second half and then let them get off their feet and rest. We have three more this week against three very good teams. It was good we were able to get a lead and we were able to get [our starters] off. Then it was good for that second group to get in and be successful, as well. We were happy with the performance," New said.
At the 21:50 mark, Elias Lovelady scored off a bad clearance, and just two minutes later Spencer Hines scored off a pass from Anthony Martinez to stretch the lead to 8-0.
Gustavo Perez scored the final tally when Lovelady's corner snuck through the box and Perez found it with a hard left foot for the 9-0 advantage.
While the offense was possessing the ball and scoring, the defense was getting the job done, too. The Tigers managed just one shot on goal and it came with 13:39 left in the second half.
Now the Trojans will travel to sixth-ranked, Class AAAAAA East Coweta for a 7:30 p.m. matchup tonight.
"[Tonight] is going to be a good one. East Coweta is [ranked] in AAAAAA. They have two very good forwards. I think someone said they signed with Clemson already. They're one of the better teams in the state, so we're going to have to play well to give them a game. We're excited about the opportunity to play a quality side, but we know we have our work cut out for us," New said.