Cairo sets early tone, plays it to the finish in drumming Columbus Hardaway

Cairo controlled the scoreboard and the game in a strong 42-14 victory over Columbus Hardaway in a Georgia high school football matchup.

Cairo opened with a 16-0 advantage over Columbus Hardaway through the first quarter.

The Syrupmakers’ offense struck in front for a 35-0 lead over the Hawks at halftime.

Both teams were blanked in the third quarter.

The Hawks outpointed the Syrupmakers 14-7 in the final quarter, but it was not enough to close the gap.

Recently on September 28, Cairo squared off with Columbus Shaw in a football game. For a full recap, click here.

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