And, for the second straight week, the Canes will be playing an upstart varsity football program looking to make its mark by upsetting a team that is undefeated and ranked in the top 10 in state.
Last Friday, the Purple Hurricanes traveled to North Murray to take on a third-year varsity program that was 1-19 heading into the 2012 season. The Mountaineers were 3-0 this season heading into a battle of undefeateds, but it was Cartersville that prevailed in the end.
This Friday, the Canes travel north to Dalton to play the Coahulla Creek Colts.
Under coach Jared Hamlin, the Colts are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the region in their first year of varsity football.
Coahulla Creek High School opened in August 2011 with 754 students in grades 9-12, 48 of whom graduated in spring 2012. Only three seniors are currently on the Colts’ varsity roster.
“Being a first-year program that is 2-2 is a nice achievement at this point in the season,” Hamlin said. “But I would rather be 4-0 at this time.”
The Colts’ two wins have come against Murray County and Sonoraville.
“We’ve talked about Cartersville and what that team is capable of doing,” Hamlin said. “Our job will be to get after them [the Canes] for four quarters.”
In going 4-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 5-AAA, the Canes have shown they are capable of winning at home and on the road, winning the close ones and having a high-powered offense that can strike often and quickly.
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