The game started off slowly, with penalties and turnovers haunting both teams in the first quarter.
Curry finally got going with 6:14 left in the second quarter when senior Bradley Loggins hit Jarrod Owens from inside the 20 yard line to put the Jackets on the board, 7-0. Carbon Hill responded with a four and out, before Loggins did it again, this time hitting Lane Oliver from the 20-yard line with 5:13 left in the half for a two-touchdown advantage.
Carbon Hill came back strong, returning the 52 yards. The Bulldogs capped the drive off with Daniel Woodard connecting with Steven Mitchell on a 9-yard strike to cut the gap to 14-7. Curry was able to close the half with a field goal for 17-7.
The second half belonged to the Yellow Jackets, starting with Carbon Hill fumbling the second half kickoff and giving the ball to Curry. The ensuing drive resulted in an 11-yard touchdown run by Terry Pruitt. Another four and out by Carbon Hill was followed by yet another scoring drive by the Jackets. Tristan Warren did the honors, running it in from the 14-yard line.
A 31-yard run by Carbon Hill’s Tyler Kirkland and a facemask penalty by Curry on the next drive gave the Bulldogs the field position to get into scoring range, capped off with Woodard hitting Mitchell again, this time from the 5 yard line on a fourth down play to cut the gap to 37-13.
From there, Curry took over, scoring the final three touchdowns. Loggins hit Tyler Hill on a 70-yard touchdown pass, James Stringer added a 4-yard touchdown run and Brett Walton scored on a 30-yard touchdown for the final tally of the night.
Carbon Hill’s Jacob Tempus was carted out after an injury in the third quarter. His condition was not known at presstime.
The Yellow Jackets have now won six straight against Carbon Hill and nine of the last ten meetings.
Curry (1-0) travels to Center Point next week to open region play while Carbon Hill (0-1) remains at home against Bibb County.