It has been 10 seasons since Carver won a region championship. That drought may end this year.
The Panthers improved to 2-0 last weekend with a 34-6 trouncing of Tri-Cities (Fulton County), at Lakewood Stadium. In two games this season, Carver has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 84-24. Several players had outstanding games against Tri-Cities:
- Senior Quindarious Monday had 74 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns. Last week, Carver and Quindarious received the official word that he has been selected to participate in the Under Armour High School All-America Football Game. Held Jan. 4, 2018 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, the game is one of the most popular national high school all-star games in America. It will be televised on ESPN.
- Senior quarterback Octavious Battle completed 12-of-17 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 53 yards.
- Sophomore running back Jo’quavious Marks had 128 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, while junior running back Tony Jones ran for 96 yards and a touchdown.
- On defense seniors Jatavius Ponder and Solomon Mosley were dominant. Jatavius had eight tackles and four sacks, while Solomon had seven tackles and five sacks.
The Panthers will face a very tough opponent on Friday when travel to Douglasville to take on Alexander.
Here are the other results for APS schools last weekend:
Maynard Jackson 33, Therrell 6
Washington 8, North Clayton 6
Wesleyan 43, B.E.S.T. Academy 22
Woodward Academy 31, Grady 0
North Springs 33, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 18
Stockbridge 9, Mays 0
Northwest Whitfield 44, South Atlanta 21
Also over the weekend:
The Atlanta Knights, the district’s club water polo team, placed fifth out of 16 teams in the 2017 Powerbar Cup Tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Dynamo Swim Center in Chamblee. The regional tournament featured teams from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Missouri.