Facing the powerful Carrollton Trojans, the Grangers were outplayed in all phases on the way to a 56-7 setback.
The Trojans scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, and they never looked back.
With the loss, the Grangers move to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in region 6-AAA, while the Trojans (6-1 overall) remain on top of the region standings at 3-0.
In the first quarter alone, the Trojans had 243 rushing yards, and they led 49-7 at the half after scoring on seven of their eight first-half possessions.
Five of those scoring drives took four plays or less.
The Trojans finished the game with 508 total yards, including 430 yards on the ground.
D.J. Johnson had a 50-yard run, Jonathan Jones scored on a 60-yard run, Dallas Dickey threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Johnson, 22 yards to Zach Gordon and 12 yards to Josh Barge.
Telvin Brown, meanwhile, scored on touchdown runs of 11, 68 and 17 yards, finishing with 135 yards on eight carries.
“I mean, we just wanted to get to the corner and make plays with our speed,” Brown said. “We know that we can outmatch them, speed-wise, so I just saw a corner and saw a crease and the line created holes for me once again. I mean, I just went for it.”
The Grangers scored their lone touchdown after falling behind 21-0.
Demoton Boyd returned a kickoff 63 yards, and after an 8-yard run from sophomore running back Benny Gray, the Grangers found pay dirt when quarterback Quinton Jackson hit Dee Gates for a 28-yard touchdown pass.
With Tyler Stanford’s extra point, LaGrange was down 21-7 with less than two minutes left to go in the quarter.
Brown answered with a 68-yard touchdown run, though, and whatever momentum LaGrange had was gone.
Running back Q Ferrell would lead the Grangers on the ground with 10 rushes for 64 yards.
The Grangers are off next week, and they’ll return to action with a game at Central-Carroll on Oct. 21.