Carver-Atlanta 20, Mays 19

When Corey Jarvis took the helm as Mays head coach, his first goal was to return the Raiders to its place among Atlanta’s winningest programs.

The program had not slipped much, but a 5-5 regular season and no playoffs in 2012 was enough for a change at the top. Carver-Atlanta provided a proper measuring stick before the Raiders begin play in Region 6-AAAAA, regarded by some as the state’s best league.

The Raiders showed some work is needed to compete against DeKalb powers Tucker, Stephenson and M.L. King. Mays struggled offensively and Carver took advantage of special teams mistakes to win 20-19 at Lakewood Stadium Friday night.

“We can’t play the way we played tonight and expect to win football games,” Jarvis said. “This is not the brand of football we teach.”

Carver capitalized on an early Mays miscue when junior tailback Charlie Patrick scored on a 6-yard run with 5:14 left in the first quarter. Three plays before, Mays lost a fumble at its own 23 and Patrick scored on his second carry after the turnover.

On the next possession Mays punter Jordan Goodlett mishandled a snap and Carver’s Demarcus Colbert recovered the ball at the Mays 29. Patrick scored his second rushing touchdown from two yards away with 2:02 left in the first quarter. With 2:39 to play before halftime, a second punt inside the Mays 10 was botched and resulted in a safety, giving Carver a 14-0 lead.

Mays scored with 7:16 to go in the third quarter when quarterback Ayinde Russell scrambled in from 10 yards out, and Russell pulled Mays within 14-13 when he found Tyshawn Brown for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 2:34 left in the period. Russell converted a 4th-and-15 to Brown, who was wide open in the middle of the field.

Patrick, who finished with 55 yards rushing, scored his third rushing touchdown to push Carver ahead 20-13 with 10:08 to go. “We like to run the ball downhill and Charlie is our guy for that,” Carver head coach Darren Myles said.

Russell found Brown for a second time, from 47 yards away, to pull Mays within 20-19 with 9:15 to play. The point-after-touchdown failed.

Mays plays its remaining schedule against region opponents. Jarvis, who won 49 games in five years at M.L. King, knows the territory. “We have to get better fast,” Jarvis said. “I know what I have to do.”

Mays 0 0 13 6 19
Carver 12 2 0 6 20

C – Charlie Patrick 6 run (kick failed)
C – Patrick 2 run (pass failed)
C – Safety
M – Ayinde Russell 10 run (Keenan Anderson kick)
M – Russell 26 pass to Tyshawn Brown (kick blocked)
C – Patrick 10 run (pass failed)
M – Russell 47 pass to Brown (kick failed)

16 comments Add your comment

SHO NUFF

August 30th, 2013
11:47 pm

YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THIS WHAT THE PRINCIPAL AT MAYS FIRED COACH CALLOWAY FOR!!!! THIS NEW COACH SELLING US ALL THESE DREAMS ABOUT WHAT HE WAS GOING DO AND HOW HE HAS COMPETED AGAINST THE MLK’S AND SWD’S….BULL CRAP…HE COULDNT COMPETE AT DULUTH NOR WILL HE COMPETE AT MAYS….AND SOME OF THE PARENTS HAD THE NERVE TO CALL HIM “KING JARVIS” THE SAVIOR OF THE HILL…ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME????.. AND HE AINT NO BETTER THAN CALLOWAY …HECK HE MAY BE WORST…HIS COACHING STAFF IS A BUNCH OF BUFFOONS..RUNNING AROUND ….JUMPING UP AND DOWN…CHEST BUMPING W THE KIDS AND ALL THAT CRAP WHEN THEY SCORE…THIS NOT REC LEAGUE COREY JARVIS AND MAYS IS NOT WHERE THEY NEED TO BE AND ITS YOUR FAULT…..DR. SMITH THE PRINCIPAL SHOULD CUT HIS LOSES RIGHT NOW…..AND FIRE THE COACH AND DROP OUT OF THAT REGION AND TRY AND PLAY A NON-REGION SCHEDULE BECAUSE THEY WONT BEAT ANYBODY OVER THERE IN 6 AAAAA BUT NORTH ATLANTA!!! SAD BUT TRUE!

Carver Panther 1

August 31st, 2013
1:26 am

2 years in a row. We run this city.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

August 31st, 2013
8:43 am

Control the turnovers. Establish a running game. A one point lost, is very correctable. Go Raiders !!!!

High 5

August 31st, 2013
8:47 am

Mays might beat SWD because they look horrible against Pebblebrook! Everyone needs to watch out for Arabia Mountain though, they will score 30+ against anyone.

RAIDER FOR LIFE

August 31st, 2013
11:05 am

@ SHO NUFF YOU TAKING ABOUT THE SAME NEW COACH FOR SOUTH ATLANTA HORNETS(COACH CALLOWAY) THAT LOST 36-0 TO LITHONIA HIGH LAST WEEK!!!! PLEASE NO THANKS , I’LL TAKE A LOST BY 1 POINT ANY DAY OVER A COMPLETE SHUT OUT. GIVE THIS GUY A CHANCE THEY MADE SOME MISTAKES BUT CALLOWAY WAS NEVER THE ANSWER.COACH JARVIS WILL PULL THROUGH AND THE RAIDERS WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST IN APS!!! HATER

Carver Panther 1

August 31st, 2013
11:21 am

@ Raiderforlife Mays days of being the best in APS were over last year. The Panthers have the young talent and we will be the best team in the city for the next few years.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

August 31st, 2013
2:35 pm

Enjoy your 1 point victory. Mays High School has two athletes in the ESPN Top 150, class of 2015 football players. We were city champions in 2013 in basketball, and track. Do you want to discuss academics ???

Carver#1

August 31st, 2013
5:59 pm

“I know what I have to do”…well you better do it because Jarvis youre 0-2 vs city schools. Aint no more talk!!! GO PANTHERS

Carver Panther 1

August 31st, 2013
7:46 pm

@raiders for life – 2 words” Early College ” you’ll nor any other school in the city and most in the state don’t have rankings like this. That’s the facts. Now, move on to the rest of your 4-6 season.

You’ll did win halftime though.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

September 1st, 2013
7:22 pm

You can have the Early College title.
The 2013 Mays High School Senior Class earned $60 million plus in scholarships.

5AReg6Fan

September 2nd, 2013
12:47 pm

Mays is in a 4 battle with (Miller Grove/SWD/Arabia Mountain), if the Raiders are looking for a spot in 2013 playoffs, next in line are the Wolverines, who is a true up and coming player in the region 6. This game will see if Coach Jarvis can right the ship, because a lost, will have the Raiders on the outside looking in, very early – this is not the position to be in playing in region 6. If Mays 2013 goal is to play a 11th game, then, quickly, they will need to bring their offense and eliminate the special team mistakes – Region 6 has teams that will make you pay dearly. Good luck Raiders, not a lot of options to be unprepared.

“WE ARE TUCKER”

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

Carver Panther 1

September 2nd, 2013
1:38 pm

@ Benjamin Mays Check your facts. Carver had that with less students.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

September 2nd, 2013
6:57 pm

I was very happy to read the positive reviews. I want all children to succeed. Continued Blessings !!!

pitbull

September 3rd, 2013
10:58 am

Thought the Raiders made some major adjustments in the second half to come back. OMG Mays needs kickers bad, that is what cost them the game, the punters and the kicker. @Carver#1 I just looked up Jarvis record versus APS schools, he isn’t 0-2 he is 6-1 now.

Dekalb County

September 3rd, 2013
5:09 pm

Mays is in trouble – If Carver DC would have covered the slot WR better they would not have scored! Dekalb County schools are going to BLOW THEM OUT!!!!

I think the Principal made a mistake bringing in Coach Jarvis the way he did (I know about behind the door things). It would be a different story if it was someone who has won like 3 or 4 Championships, but to be honest – he isn’t any better then Coach Calloway. He was getting beatdown up there in Gwinett County.

Mays will be lucky to go 4-6.

John

September 5th, 2013
6:49 pm

@RAIDER FOR LIFE Coach Calloway coaches at Therrell.