Cartersville was the winner of the day as the Purple Hurricanes defeated county rival Adairsville 47-7 and are now 8-0 on the season, while Cass also challenged a difficult opponent in its 54-28 loss to Cedartown.
The Tigers gave the Canes one of their toughest battles of the season, but Cartersville came out on top to keep its streak going of 18 consecutive regular season wins.
Similar to Adairsville, Cass went up against an undefeated opponent in Cedartown. The Colonels hung in the game, despite being shorthanded against one of the country’s top high school running backs, Nick Chubb.
There were 82 points scored between the three county schools, meaning there were some outstanding individual performances by Bartow County athletes on offense and defense.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cartersville senior Mark Quattlebaum has now made Sunday Standouts five times this season and continues to make big plays for the Canes on offense, defense and special teams. The senior wide receiver caught four passes for 85 yards and caught two touchdowns in the game. The big reception was a 54-yard touchdown between fellow UNC-Charlotte commits Brooks Barden and Quattlebaum. Quattlebaum beat his man down the sideline and made a basket catch without breaking stride. Defensively, Quattlebaum had nine tackles and could usually be found near the ball when a defensive play was made. However, his biggest contribution may have been his two interceptions in the first half. This is Quattlebaum’s second Player of the Week honor this season.
BEST OF THE REST
Sidnee Johnson — Adairsville (8)
Johnson has accumulated yards in every game so far this season. The sophomore running back did the same Friday as he ran for 75 yards on 17 carries. He also had one reception for 15 yards.
Brooks Barden — Cartersville (8)
Barden finished 12-for-20 with 300 yards passing and five touchdowns in the game. He also ran for 28 yards on two scrambles.
T.L. Ford — Cartersville (3)
Ford has been one of the most consistent performers for the Canes and went over 500 yards receiving for the season with his five receptions and 97 yards Friday night. His two biggest plays were a 10-yard touchdown reception to begin the second half and a 40-yard reception that set up a touchdown two plays later.
Tyler Reed — Cartersville
Reed had 12 tackles Friday night and was involved in numerous more plays. He also recorded a sack in the first half.
Keylon Woodard — Cass (2)
The senior caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trevor Lowe. He outleaped a Cedartown defender, made the catch and ran roughly 40 yards for the score.
He also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown with 19 seconds remaining in the first half to pull the Colonels to 41-21.
Woodard did not come out and play the second half because he was experiencing dizziness.
Chaz Rokins — Cass (3)
The senior running back has been productive on the ground for the Colonels in recent weeks. He continued his production by rushing 15 times for 70 yards.
Marcus Childers — Adairsville
Childers was the leading rusher for the Tigers with 93 yards on 16 carries. The reigning Player of the Week was held back by turnovers Friday night.
Kalin Heath — Cartersville
Heath had two receptions, both for touchdowns, one for 44 yards and one for seven. He also had six carries for 33 yards.
Gordon Gray — Cartersville
The senior had three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Trevor Lowe — Cass
The freshman quarterback was 9-of-15 for 155 yards with one touchdown pass.