Cartersville star freshman RB lost for season with leg injury

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.

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September 16th, 2012
10:38 pm

Hate it for the kid. Saw him play last year in middle school. He is a fantastic athlete. Hope for a speedy recovery.


September 17th, 2012
9:50 am

Every team the kid has been on has been a winner. A broken femur was the injury and while reported he was in great pain and my thoughts have often been on this kid he is in pins and will be out for 3 months with a full recovery next year. Fans are glad that it was not a knee. He is a horse looks like a man running the ball great legs. GO MIGHTY HURRICANES!!!!!!!

Oh man.........

September 17th, 2012
11:49 am

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully, this will only make him a stronger person not just physically but mentally as well.

Bear Dawg

September 17th, 2012
9:10 pm

He had the potential to set all kinds of records. Tough break – literally. Hope he recovers fully and goes on to all kinds of success.