Cartersville pulled away from North Murray in the second quarter and finished with a 55-15 victory at Weinman Stadium.
Adairsville jumped out to an early lead and shut out Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe at home by a score of 49-0.
Cass fell behind after several turnovers and a blocked punt put the Colonels down, 31-0. Cass played significantly better in the second half and lost by a final of 52-35.
Meanwhile, Woodland showed some improvement offensively with its longest drive of the season, but still was unable to muster any points and lost 49-0 against South Paulding at home.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cartersville quarterback Brooks Barden had made the Sunday Standouts list each of the three games the Canes have played prior to Friday night. However, this is his first player-of-the-week mention. Barden threw for 312 yards on 14-for-16 passing with four touchdowns. The one blemish on his night was an interception in the end zone, in which his intended receiver fell down while the ball was in the air. Barden also ran for 21 yards on four carries, scoring touchdowns on two quarterback draws. It is clear he is being used as a goal line runner to gain tough yardage in the red zone, reminiscent of Cam Newton/Tim Tebow, which has worked extremely well thus far.
BEST OF THE REST
Sidnee Johnson — Adairsville (4)
Johnson continues to churn out yards with limited carries. He did so once again against LFO as the sophomore needed just six carries to accumulate 141 yards, including three touchdowns in the Tigers’ victory.
Marcus Childers — Adairsville (1)
Childers has made the honorable mention list three consecutive weeks. He finally gets over the hump this week because of his seven carries for 56 yards and a rushing touchdown. He also went 5-for-8 passing for 72 yards.
Greg Davis — Cartersville (1)
The junior defensive end had six tackles, three for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Mark Quattlebaum — Cartersville (2)
The senior receiver had 130 yards on four catches, including a 53-yard touchdown catch-and-run. He also had a fumble recovery for the Canes.
T.L. Ford — Cartersville (1)
Ford comes off two consecutive weeks as an honorable mention selection and finds his way onto the Sunday Standouts list thanks to four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Barden and Ford connected twice on post routes down the left sideline for around 30 yards each time.
Chaz Rokins — Cass (1)
Cass got down early, but the hard running of Rokins kept the offense moving and allowed the Colonels to score 35 points. Rokins finished with seven carries for 74 yards. Those seven carries included two touchdown runs of 42 and 18 yards.
Rokins added an 8-yard catch in the game.
Tristin Smith — Adairsville
Smith had six carries for 57 yards for the Tigers.
Trase Fezzia — Cartersville
Fezzia is a freshman and has already been named honorable mention twice. Chances are, he will be a Sunday Standout someday. On Friday, he had three catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Chris Morton — Cass
Morton is the Colonels’ big play threat, but even he could not generate a 17-point play Friday night. He did, however, run for 34 yards on three carries and catch three passes for 40 yards.