INSTANT REACTION: Carthage Dominates After Slow Start
ARLINGTON - For the eighth time in the Scott Surratt era, Carthage is on top of the hill with a 70-14 win over Gilmer in the 4A Division II State Championship.
Gilmer came out firing, forcing Carthage to punt on its opening possession, scoring then getting the onside recovery only to score again.
It seemed like this was not going to be the same type of game the first time out where Carthage absolutely rolled to a win. But that is exactly what happened.
Carthage shook off the sluggish start and then began to completely dominate Gilmer in all facets, largely thanks to a four-interception performance from Brandon King, two of which were returned for scores.
Brandon King AGAIN?!?!
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— Dave Campbell's Texas Football — TexasFootball.com (@dctf) December 18, 2020
Kai Horton settled in, too, after missing some deep shots on his way to tossing three scores.
It seemed that once Gilmer turned the ball over the first time and Carthage found the endzone for the first time, it was able to have its way on both sides of the ball. Carthage, before pulling its starters, scored 63 straight points to earn its eighth state crown.