Lassiter won the last three meetings going into Friday night's matchup at Frank Fillman Stadium but all of them have been decided by 14 points or less.
Experience played heavily into Lassiter's favor against a rebuilding Sprayberry team that consists of mostly first-year starters. The Trojans outplayed their longtime east Cobb rival on both sides of the ball and won a lopsided 45-14 decision over the Yellow Jackets.
Sprayberry was missing six starters to injury and Sprayberry coach Billy Shackelford said disciplinary issues didn't help.
The Yellow Jackets didn't have a perfect first half but hung in there and kept it close until late in the second quarter. With the Trojans holding on to an eight-point lead, Eddie Printz extended it when he threw a dump pass over the middle to Willie Police, who shook off three Sprayberry defenders en route to a 73-yard touchdown.
Afterwards, Lassiter kept Sprayberry quiet. Printz and Police connected again for a 10-yard touchdown with seven seconds left in the first half to take a 28-6 and added 17 third quarter points to seal the victory. Police went on to finish with 119 receiving yards on four catches.
Lassiter (2-0) scored on two plays to open the third quarter when Willis swept into the end zone from 9 yards out. The Trojans tacked on a 46-yard field goal later in the third quarter before they capped their scoring late in the frame on a 5-yard run by Willis.
Meanwhile, Lassiter's defense stopped two Sprayberry drives deep in its territory in the second quarter, holding the Yellow Jackets to a pair of field goals. In the second half, Lassiter held Sprayberry to 53 total yards with most of them coming on Sprayberry's final drive of the game that ended on a Jacob Kessler 5-yard touchdown scramble.
"Sprayberry moved the ball on us, which kind of scared me a little bit, and we had a lot of penalties, but we had some timely stops in the red zone," Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said. "They kicked a couple of field goals but we didn't let them in until the end there."
Sprayberry stopped Lassiter on its opening possession, the Yellow Jackets were in good field position at the Lassiter 42-yard line, but Kessler threw a pick on first down to Lassiter's Robert Dowling, who returned it for a 65-yard touchdown.
Printz completed 12-of-17 passes for 323 yards for Lassiter and three touchdowns. His first touchdown pass was a 68-yard bomb to a wide open Charlie Hegedus to give Lassiter a 14-0 lead.