The Carrollton High School junior-varsity football team rumbled to a 41-12 victory over Villa Rica on Thursday evening to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Trojans opened the scoring on a 53-yard strike from quarterback Nick Tuggle to Virgil Brewer and Mason Dill's PAT made it 7-0 a little over four minutes into the first quarter. Carrollton stretched it to 14-0 later in the first on a 13-yard touchdown run by Kaleb Thomaston and another Dill extra point.
Villa Rica scored at the 5:16 mark of the second quarter, but the two-point conversion was no good, leaving it 14-6.
With 3:38 remaining in the first half, Brandon Marenco scored on a three-yard run with another Dill PAT and Thomaston followed with his second touchdown of the opening half — a 12-yard run — with 53 seconds remaining. Tristan Allen's two-point pass to Miles McLendon made it 29-6 at the break.
In the third quarter, Ahmad Jackson broke loose for a 55-yard run to set up his 12-yard touchdown run on the next play.
Thomaston tacked on his third touchdown of the night on a 14-yard run with 5:14 remaining in the fourth quarter, which was followed by VR's second score of the night at the two-minute mark for the 41-12 final.
The Trojans play host to Rome next Thursday in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Grisham Stadium.
In other prep football action from Thursday:
Carrollton 9th grade 41, Villa Rica 8: The Trojan freshmen also celebrated a big win, opening with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chael Sullivan to Montravious McDaniel.
Jerius Edwards followed with a three-yard touchdown and the Trojans tacked on a 55-yard McDaniel punt return and 70-yard touchdown by Steven Slappey.
Derrick Witherspoon added a 25-yard touchdown and Damean Dominguez connected on a pair of field goals.
McDaniel and Slappey were named Players of the Game for Carrollton, which travels to Rome next Thursday.
The Villa Rica High School volleyball team improved to 15-0 on the year Thursday evening behind a 2-0 victory over Central and a 2-1 win against Douglas County in a tri-match.
Third-ranked VR opens Area 7-AAAAA play on Tuesday at defending league champion Kell.