Carrollton lost in the quarterfinals each of those five seasons. Carrollton’s 2020 team might’ve become the fifth straight to win 10 games or more but was limited to eight regular-season contests because of COVID-19 cancellations.
The team was ranked No. 4 in preseason despite moving up in class to 6A, but two of its star players transferred. Quarterback M.J. Morris wound up at Pace Academy, and linebacker Chief Borders finished his season at Heard County after the GHSA denied him eligibility. Carrollton lost to Valdosta 36-15 in the Class 6A elite eight.