The Salem Spartans appeared to be rounding into form following two early season losses. This week the Spartans made the long ride to Hillsville to butt heads with Carroll County.
Salem made the long trip this week down to Hillsville to take on Carroll County.
On the first play from scrimmage, there was under the minute left in the first half and the Spartans' Devante Payne took a handoff 40 yards up the right sideline to give Salem a 27-nothing lead at the half.
After a quick three-and-out by the Cavaliers to open the second half, Salem struck again. Tyler Gladden hit Chandler Hunt in the flat. He did the rest, cutting across the field 44 yards to make it a 33-zip lead early in the third.
Carroll County was trying to get something going. On 4th-and-10, Conner Lundy hit Chase Goins down the right sideline to the Spartans' five.
Salem held there but three plays later Gladden is hit as he scrambled out of the endzone. He fumbled the ball. Jared Haga scooped up the ball and walked into the endzone. 33-7. That wasn't nearly enough.
Salem rolled in this one, 47-21.