CARTHAGE - Gunner Capps tossed three touchdown passes, Keaontay Ingram rushed for three scores and the Carthage Bulldogs capped a perfect regular season with a 49-20 win over Chapel Hill on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
Capps threw for 224 yards and Ingram finished with 107 yards on the ground in limited action after the Bulldogs put things away early to finish the regular season 10-0 - 6-0 in District 9-4A Division I action.
Chapel Hill ends the year 3-7 and 0-6.
Carthage took control early, scoring 21 points in the opening quarter and adding three more touchdowns in the second frame to build a commanding 42-13 halftime lead.
Capps opened the scoring when he hit Dee Bowens on a 20-yard TD strike less than three minutes into the contest to end a six-play, 60-yard drive.
Ingram then scored on runs of 18 and 1 yards before the quarter ended and Alberto Sigala knocked in all three extra points for a 21-0 Carthage lead.
With 9:07 to play in the second quarter, the Bulldogs made it 28-0 on a 21-yard Ingram touchdown run to end a six-play, 80-yard mark.
Chapel Hill’s Hunter Branin returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to get the visitors on the board, but Carthage answered with a quick, three-play, 46-yard drive that ended with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Capps to Bowens.
Kahlan Griffin’s 19-yard TD pass to Robbie Williams put Chapel Hill back on the board, but Capps hit DeWaylon Ingram for 14 yards and a TD with 1:55 left in the half to keep Carthage comfortably in front.
Tucker Smith got into the scoring act for Carthage midway through the third quarter with a 35-yard touchdown run, and Chapel Hill ended the scoring with a 7-yard run by Hunter Tucker.