CARTHAGE - Carthage started out fast and scored early and often in knocking off their district rival Chapel Hill Bulldogs, 34-14, Friday at Bulldog stadium.
Both teams had already secured playoff spots with Carthage winning the district outright.
Quarterback Jarod Blissett put on a clinic in the first half and sat out the remainder of the game after one series in the third quarter. He torched the Bulldogs, completing 12 of 17 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns.
His leading receiver was Jakeldric Jackson, who caught a game-high seven passes for 83 yards and hauled in two scores.
Carthage drew first blood on its first play when Blissett connected with Jarrod McLin on the first play for an 80-yard score.
Chapel Hill struggled after that as Carthage scored on its next four possessions and went into halftime with a comfortable 34-0 lead. Penalties, turnovers and the inability to sustain drives plagued Chapel Hill all night.
After Chapel Hill quarterback Konnor Hitchcock left the game midway in the third quarter, the Bulldogs tacked on two scores by way of air from Reggie King, who tossed a TD pass to Zach Walters and Austin Railsback to make the score 34-14.