While Carrollton chipped away at the Tigers defense the final three quarters, Troup’s success came solely from explosive plays. Mess Bonner ran in a 40-yard touchdown in the second quarter that answered Carrollton’s first score and later caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Dextreion Shealey in the third quarter that cut the lead to 28-14. Troup drove down to the Carrollton 13-yard line with a chance to make it a one-score game, but turned it over on downs and the Trojans finished the game with Terrell and Thomas touchdown runs as the offense controlled time of possession for 9:06 of the game’s final 12 minutes. Troup finished just 1-of-8 on third down conversions and was 0-for-2 on fourth downs.
Top Performers: Jaylan Thomas took 30 carries for 214 yards and three touchdowns and Carrollton teammate Jarvis Terrell added 14 carries for 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns. … Mark Wright completed 5-of-8 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown to Thomas Culwell. … Mess Bonner led Troup Couty with a 65 yards receiving touchdown and a 40-yard touchdown run.