This was the final tuneup for both teams before they take next week off and then begin region play. Marietta will be at home against Hillgrove on Sept. 26 in Region 4-AAAAAA play. South Cobb (1-2) will open 3-AAAAAA play that night at Newnan, which lost to Marietta 37-14 last week.
Both teams scored on their opening possessions of the game. South Cobb drove 80 yards in seven plays and scored on a 32-yard pass from Carter to Dorquincy Jordan with 9:04 to play in the first quarter. Marietta answered with an 80-yard drive of its own, using 11 plays to reach the end zone on the pass from Martin to Dukes. Benson picked up 56 yards on five carries on the drive.
And while the teams continued to move the ball, the only score in the remaining 16 minutes of the first half came on Carter’s 13-yard run with 8:59 to play in the second quarter that gave South Cobb a 14-7 lead.
Marietta – 7-0-30-7 – 44
South Cobb – 7-7-7-7 – 28
S – Dorquincy Jordan 32 pass from Kylil Carter (Carlos Saldona kick)
M – Jordan Dukes 8 pass from Brenton Martin (Ian Shannon kick)
S – Carter 13 run (Saldona kick)
M – KirVonte Benson 15 run (Shannon kick)
M – Safety (fumble out of end zone)
M – Benson 1 run (Shannon kick)
M – Benson 50 run (Shannon kick)
S – Carter 2 run (Saldona kck)
M – Benson 32 run (Shannon kick)
S – Carter 2 run (Saldona kick)
M – Martin 3 run (Shannon kick)