Troup’s four first-half turnovers all led to Carrollton touchdowns.
“They just made a lot of mistakes. They put the ball on the ground four or five times there in the half. And, to our offense’s credit, they moved the ball well and they put it in the end zone,” Carrollton head coach Rayvan Teague said.
The Tigers fumbled on two of their first five plays from scrimmage, setting up a 4-yard Trey Chivers touchdown run and a 2-yard quarterback keeper by Will Hesterlee for the 14-0 Carrollton advantage with 4:25 remaining in the opening quarter.
Carrollton’s offense would have to work a little for its third scoring drive, marching 80 yards in 14 plays, with Hesterlee scoring on a one-yard keeper to push the score to 21-0 early in the second.
After a Troup three-and-out, Carrollton place-kicker Tyler Newsome got in on the scoring, drilling a 27-yard field goal with 3:40 left in the half.
Two more Troup fumbles — making it five for the half — resulted in a pair of Carrollton touchdowns passes, as Wil Garrett hooked up with Chip Murrah from 13 yards out and Hesterlee found Andrew Turner, also on a 13-yard strike, for the 38-0 halftime tally.
Troup (1-5, 1-2 Region 5-AAAA) ran just 18 offensive plays in the first half — five of which were fumbles — and only recorded one first down with 29 yards of total offense.
With a running clock the entire second half, Carrollton left its offensive starters in for one possession, which resulted in a 3-yard Tre Heard touchdown run.
The Tigers finally got on the scoreboard on a 27-yard touchdown run by Lemonta Truitt with 9:55 remaining in the fourth quarter and tacked on a 25-yard touchdown pass from R.J. Hairston to Malcolm Tatum as time expired in the game.
Troup will look to bounce back when it hosts Fayette County on Thursday.
It will be Troup’s homecoming.