The Purple Hurricanes advance to play Calhoun next Thursday to determine the area football champion. The playoff site will be determined by a coin flip this morning.
The Canes, who improved their record to 8-0 with the victory, scored almost every way imaginable, including five rushing touchdowns, one by air -- a 75-yarder -- and a seventh on a fumble return.
Malik Riddick opened scoring for the Canes with a 48-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, giving Cartersville a 7-0 lead after the PAT attempt by Greg Davis was good. Eris Williams added the second TD of the quarter but the PAT was missed and the Canes settled for a 13-0 lead at the end of one quarter.
The Canes poured it on in the second quarter, with Kalin Heath recovering a fumble and running 35 yards to score, Jahir Camps finding the goal line from four yards out and Riddick rambling in for his second TD after a 75-yard pass play from Williams. Davis made good on two PATs and Cartersville led 33-0.
Heath scored his second TD of the game on a 32-yard run in the third quarter, and Jawon Johnson ended scoring on the evening with a four-yard run in the final quarter. Both PAT attempts missed in the second half.
Seth Johnson was credited with the fumble recovery that set up Camps' second-quarter score.
Leading tacklers were Tiamon Pennymon, Caleighn Cooley and David Coaxum.
The Tigers were held to two first downs by the Cartersville defenders.