CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Carrollton High School football team sealed up a decisive 52-7 homecoming victory over the Shaw Raiders Friday at Grisham Stadium. The Trojans (No. 2) wasted no time putting points on the board and took care of business against another region opponent to maintain their perfect record in 2013.
Carrollton (7-0, 4-0) put 28 points on the Raiders (2-5, 0-4) in the first quarter. The three-headed Trojan rushing attack was led by Malik Sheppard and proved to be too much for Shaw to handle. Sheppard rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns from the backfield but he was an equally lethal threat on special teams. He returned four punts for a total of 119 yards.
"Malik was great returning punts and running the ball tonight," said Carrollton head coach Rayvan Teague.
Senior tailback Trey Chivers was not far behind Sheppard's numbers as he rushed for 80 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns. Jarvis Terrell, who is the final piece in the Trojan rushing trifecta, added one touchdown and 42 yards on four carries.
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"Trey Chivers ran hard and so did Jarvis Terrell," said Teague.
Carrollton also showed that it can move the ball effectively through the air. Trojan signal caller Will Garrett completed three of five pass attempts for a total of 82 yards. He added to the scoring total after completing a 57 yard bomb into the endzone to Jarrell Rowe in the second quarter.
Trojan kicker Tyler Newsome nailed a 36 yard field goal late in the second quarter to put the Trojans ahead 38-7 going into halftime.
The Raiders scored their only points of the night after recovering a Carrollton fumble midway through the second quarter. Shaw quarterback Tyron Huff hurled a 54 yard pass to set up a short touchdown run.
The Trojan defense was led by Casey Collins who had four solo tackles and a fumble recovery.
"We handled the distractions of homecoming pretty well," said Teague. "I didn't think we played a totally clean game but, 52-7, we'll take it."
The Trojans face another region opponent next week as they will travel to Alexander High School.
"They have a big line of scrimmage and a good running back. They have a good team," said Teague.