Offensively, the Canes made three touchdowns from long distance, on runs of 61, 63 and 70 yards, while defensively they lit up the scoreboard with an 80-yard interception run, a 27-yard fumble return and a 38-yard return of a blocked punt.
Kobe Whitfield started the scoring for the Canes with a 61-yard run deep in the first quarter of Thursday’s contest.
Tiamon Pennymon added a second long touchdown run — a 63-yarder — with just six seconds remaining in the same frame.
The Canes scored on a standout defensive play well into the second quarter when Pennymon returned an interception 80 yards.
With about two minutes remaining until halftime, Whitfield scored his second touchdown by taking a fumble to the house from 27 yards out.
Xaiver Coaxum returned a punt — blocked by Max McGinnis — some 38 yards for the Canes’ fifth touchdown in the third frame.
James Darns put the Canes’ final touchdown in the end zone on a 70-yard run midway through the final quarter.
SCORING BY QUARTERS
1 2 3 4 F
CAR 14 14 7 7 42
ADA 0 0 0 0 0
Cartersville — Kobe Whitfield 61-yd run (Max McGinnis kick) 6:41
Tiamon Pennymon 63-yd run (McGinnis kick) .06
Cartersville — Tiamon Pennymon 80-yd interception return (McGinnis kick) 4:01
Cartersville — Whitfield 27-yd fumble return (McGinnis kick) 2:17
Cartersville — Xaiver Coaxum 38-yd. return of blocked punt (McGinnis kick) 4:49
James Darns 70-yd run (McGinnis kick) 7:23