Carver-Atlanta 28, Grady 7

On top of spoiling senior night at Grady Stadium, visiting Carver snatched away the Region 6-AAAA, Division B title from the Grey Knights with a 28-7 victory Friday night.

Carver (7-2 overall, 5-0 in Region 6-AAAA, Division B) took the subregion for the second year in a row and will take on No. 7 Marist for the 6-AAAA region title next week. The Panthers will enter the region title rematch on a five-game winning streak due in part to a forfeit victory against Washington last week.

The Panthers scored 28 unanswered points after a fumble return gave Grady its only lead late in the first quarter. Quarterback Jordan Holden missed a receiver on a pass that was ruled a lateral. The ball was recovered by Grady defender Nigel Walton, who ran in from 60 yards to put the Grey Knights ahead with 3:20 left in the first quarter.

“Not having played last week, we were a little unsure of what we were going to get. But we came out ready to play and got the job done,” Carver head coach Darren Myles said. “I’m extremely proud of our boys. We held them out of the end zone and they had been playing very well offensively.”

Carver responded with a seven-play drive and tied the game behind a sneak from Holden. Gregory Payton picked up 39 of the Panthers’ 58 yards. The Panthers went ahead 14-7 with 5:42 left in the second quarter when Charlie Patrick scored on a 19-yard run. The 66-yard drive included two passes from Holden to Joseph Mosley for 32 yards. The second completion put Carver at the Grady 19, and Patrick scored on the next play.

Holden and Patrick each scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to put away the game.

“Once we got out here and realized what was at stake, the kids found the energy they needed,” Myles said.

Grady (7-2 overall, 4-1 in Region 6-AAAA, Division B) had won seven in a row after a 7-6 loss to Decatur in the season opener. The Grey Knights will play Columbia in the 6-AAAA region third-place game next week.

Carver 0 14 0 14 28
Grady  7 0 0 0 7

G – Nigel Walton 60 fum ret (kick good)
C – Jordan Holden 1 run (Kentrell Barber kick)
C – Charlie Patrick 19 run (Barber kick)
C – Holden 1 run (Barber kick)
C – Patrick 47 run (Barber kick)

7 comments Add your comment

HSFB Follower

November 2nd, 2013
12:36 am

Will be interesting to see how Carver contains/slows Marist fierce rushing attack. It could be a physical game where points come at a premium in the second half.


November 2nd, 2013
4:08 am

HSFB, mark my words Marist WILL take Carver to the wood shed. Carver is a VERY UNDISCIPLINED team, the game against Grady should have been over if it was not for the personal fouls that Caver had. Carver has a lot of athletes and OL is horrible. Grady is to one dimensional on offense, you cannot won that way. Carver WILL be like last year ONE AND DONE in the playoffs!

Big Mitch

November 2nd, 2013
6:41 am

The OL line is solid, one and done.. don’t think so. You have to give Carver credit for a display of excellant on the field against Grady. Grady stuck to their game plan till the 2nd half they came out throwing the ball, but the defence was to fast and to strong. Now, Marist is next that wood shed comment wasn’t call for, all i can say is,, are they ready, are they ready, are they ready,.ready right now….

Big Mitch I’am out


November 2nd, 2013
8:32 pm

Big Mitch, you are clearly a coach/player from Carver because the actions of your team was in no way excellence on the field. How can you call all the personal fouls and the jawing from Carver players to the sidelines of Grady, especially #6 that was clearly no class their were others too many to name but he stood out because he did it every play.

Just answer this question, what did Carver do last year in the state playoffs? LOSE IN THE FIRST ROUND!!!!!!!!!!

Scouting Report on Carver: QB is a good athlete but is inconstant throwing the ball and spread teams out to allow small back to run in lanes. When offense cannot move the ball they use #5 at QB to run he will never, never ever throw the ball PERIOD.

Defense is good but if you are behind Carver has no offense to get back I in the game.


November 3rd, 2013
1:56 pm

You clearly don’t like Carver. Is there hate going around. Are you mad that they beat everyone in the city, and the ball players are coming to NCS. How about supporting the team,instead of bashing them. They play a good brand of football. They are subregion champs again. Now go all out and beat Marist. Haters stay home. Let’s go support them on their journey in the playoffs,all the APS schools.


November 3rd, 2013
8:58 pm

Kisersosey, there is no hate but clearly you were not at that game. I would never cheer on a team based on what I saw at that game. I sure would not like from the represent the APS acting like that. When you play act like you are used to winning and they way they were acting you can tell that winning is something new for them.

I wish Carver nothing but the best but to win you have to show discipline because when they play a good team in a tight game those personal foul pentalites will kill you. And trust when they play outside of Atlanta the calls will not go their way.


November 4th, 2013
7:28 pm

Clearly , all this talk is for not. You can continue to talk as much as you want about the 7-2 Panthers and swear to the high heavens that Marist will scrub the floor with them or as I see it, actually being a good game.
The point is that the game isnt until Friday and we wont know the outcome until that night.
So jaw jack on about the noise you call commentary but don’t go hiding when the unexpected happens.

And yes lovethegame, that wood shed comment was very unnecesary.