Cartersville’s Tiamon Pennymon, called by coach Frank Barden the best freshman running back he has ever coached, was lost for the season with a leg injury on the first series of the second half of Cartersville’s 38-6 victory Friday over Rockmart.
Cartersville (3-0), ranked No. 8 in Class AAA, has seen some good running back during Barden’s time at the school, including Ronnie Brown. Barden has been coach at Carversville since 1996 and won a state title with Brown in 1999.
Pennymon, who is 5 feet, 11 inches, 190 pounds, finished the Rockmart game with 108 yards on five carries and his season with 227 yards on 22 carries.
“He’s just a natural runner,’’ Barden said. “He breaks tackles. He’s so strong. He’s got reat vision. He will e a very good recruit when he gets to be a senior.’’
Cartersville plays North Murray on Friday in a game between 3-0 teams.