Riley had six receptions for 100 yards. Jah Welch ran for two touchdowns, and freshman Chance Arthur led the Mustangs with 71 rushing yards on 20 carries.
Kennesaw Mountain had a three-and-out on its first possession of the game and fumbled on the first play of its second, but the Mustangs were almost unstoppable after that, scoring on four of their next five drives. Prangle threw two short touchdown passes to Riley and a 43-yarder to Ryan Forehand in the half.
Kennesaw Mountain increased the lead to 30 points with a touchdown on its first possession of the third quarter on a 6-yard pass from Prangley to Earl Kyle.
Sprayberry (1-2, 1-1) scored its only points midway through the first quarter after Dang Tran recovered a Mustangs fumble at the Kennesaw Mountain 18-yard line. Kemari Nix threw a 17-yard pass to Jermaine Kenty on the next play to give the Yellow Jackets first-and-goal at the 1. However, losses on consecutive running plays and an incompletion on third down resulted in a 21-yard field goal by Caleb Prickett that gave Sprayberry its only lead of the game.
“That was huge by our defense,” Carmean said. “We talk all the time about playing complementary football, and our defense dug us out of a hole three or four times today, and that was just a huge one right there.”
Sprayberry - 3-0-0-0 - 3
Kennesaw Mountain - 13-13-7-14 - 47
S - Caleb Prickett 21 field goal, 7:36
K - Jah Welch 1 run (kick failed), 4:02
K - Savion Riley 5 pass from Cayman Prangley (Ty Roldan kick), 1:55
K - Ryan Forehand 43 pass from Prangley (Roldan kick), 11:16
K - Riley 1 pass from Prangley (pass failed), 3:29
K - Earl Kyle 6 pass from Prangley (Roldan kick), 8:49
K - Riley 14 pass from Prangley (Turner Johnson kick), 10:40
K - Welch 8 run (Johnson kick) 2:37