CARROLLTON, GA – For a program that has celebrated plenty of milestones, Carrollton High School added another one to the record books this month. The Trojans won the 700th game in program history with a 40-13 triumph over the South Paulding Spartans on Friday, Oct. 1. The homecoming victory further emphasizes the school’s long and storied history in football, spanning generations of legendary coaches and players.
The school is on record for playing football as early as 1909 and celebrated its first win in 1920, beating the West Point Red Devils 27-0. However, it wasn’t until 1947 that the team began playing a full ten-game schedule under the head coach Hugh Maddox.
Today, Coach Joey King leads the Trojans with six wins under his belt in his first season. In 2017, King became the fastest coach in Georgia History to reach 50 wins as the head coach at Cartersville High School. The Trojans are currently 6-1 overall and 3-1 in region play and hope to add another victory as they take on the East Paulding Raiders in Grisham Stadium this Friday, Oct. 22.
CHS Sophomore Brodie Bradburn returned an interception for a 23-yard touchdown against South Paulding on Oct. 1, giving the Trojans a 33 point lead at the start of the second half. The Trojans finished the night with 182 rushing and 300 passing yards.