Eight consecutive regional championships and another deep playoff run followed an undefeated regular season. This year, along with the inability to proceed as normal, the Purple Hurricanes were shuffled around during GHSA reclassification. They will play in a new Class (AAAAA) and a new region, 7-AAAAA.
For the past four years, GHSA region 7-5A has been known as one of the toughest in the state, as it contained three heavy hitters, one of which captured state championships during that time. Reclassification moved those teams out and replaced them with three heavy hitters, all three of whom have won at least one state championship in the past four years: Calhoun, Blessed Trinity, and Cartersville.
How will playing in today’s times effect the always strong Hurricanes? How will playing in a very tough region effect the ‘Canes? Assistant Head Football Coach/ Co-Offensive Coordinator Reggie Perkins says you won’t catch Cartersville flinching about any of that.
“Here at Cartersville, we talk to our players about controlling the controllable,” Perkins explains. “We don’t know what this season holds, so our players are working hard every day to get better. The goal is to be better today than yesterday, and we and the players take it one day at a time.”
The Purple Hurricanes pump out stars every year it seems, and this year will be no different. The team will be led by two standout seniors, Devonte Ross and Evan Slocum.
The coaching staff is proud of its 2020 seniors. “We have a strong senior class. They work hard daily and are doing a great job of leading their classmates,” Perkins says.
Look for another great season of Cartersville Football in 2020.