Carroll County blanks Scarlet Hurricane 39-0

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Ayers, Alley top 100 yards rushing for Cavaliers.

 HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the third time in the last four games and the Cavaliers exploded for 25 second-half points, rolling over Marion for a 39-0 homecoming win in a Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

Carroll County (5-2 overall, 3-0 district) held the Scarlet Hurricane (3-4, 1-3) to 42 yards of total offense, including one yard on 14 first-half plays. 

The Cavaliers scored off of the opening kickoff and were never threatened, taking the lead for good on Kody Alley’s 46-yard run on the third snap of the game.

Jacob Mollett snagged a 4-yard scoring toss from Blake Bowman late in the opening period to widen the lead to 14-0 after Matt Combs’ PAT.

Following a scoreless second quarter, Carroll County put the game away with a pair of third-quarter scores. Alley found the end zone from 14 yards away less than two minutes into the second half for a 20-0 lead, and Mollett added a 3-yard touchdown run with 3:43 left in the period. Both PAT kicks were missed, and the Cavaliers took a 26-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

Mollett scored his third touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run in the first minute of the period, and Ryne Ayers capped a big rushing night with a 46-yard run midway through the fourth.

Morgan Edwards, attempting his first extra point of the year, capped the scoring.

Ayers, Alley and Mollett each carried nine times, Ayers for a team-high 119 yards. Alley finished with 106 yards and Mollett contributed 28 and three scores.

Carroll County travels to undefeated Grundy (7-0, 3-0) Friday.


Marion....................0   0    0    0––  0

Carroll County......14  0  12  13––39


First quarter

CC–Alley 46 run (Combs kick) 11:02

CC–Mollett 4 pass from Bowman (Combs kick) 0:57

Third quarter

CC–Alley 14 run (kick failed) 10:07

CC–Mollett 3 run (kick failed) 3:43

Fourth quarter

CC–Mollett 1 run (kick failed) 11:11

CC–Ayers 46 run (Edwards kick) 7:17