Carrollton 46, Marist 44 (4 OT)

Carrollton needed four overtime periods and a goal-line stand to outlast Marist 46-44 Friday night in a Class AAAA semifinal, advancing for a shot at the school’s first state crown since 1998.

Marist (11-3) fell short of playing in its eighth state title game. The War Eagles’ last appearance in a state title game was a 15-3 loss to DeKalb County rival Tucker in the 2008 Class AAAA match. Carrollton (13-1) will attempt to bring home its sixth football title next Saturday against Griffin.

Facing 4th-and-4 from the 9 in the fourth overtime, quarterback Chase Martenson called his own number and scored after breaking a tackle at the 5. His repeat attempt on the 2-point play was stopped just short of the goal line.

The teams played to overtime for the second time in as many years, and almost matched their effort from last year’s second-round matchup, a 43-37 Marist win after five extra periods.

Griffin King scored just inside the left endzone to begin the third overtime period, but Marcus Miller’s run around left end failed to convert the 2-point play. Carrollton took over, and Jarvis Terrell’s 12-yard run set up a 1-yard sneak from Wil Garrett to tie the game at 38. A Garrett pass into the end zone fell incomplete.

Marcus Miller found Will Hale alone in the end zone to put Marist up 29-22 in the first overtime period. Miller’s halfback pass was his third score of the night. Carrollton answered with a Wil Garrett sneak on first-and-goal from the 1, and lined up for a 2-point conversion but was flagged for delay. Tyler Houston tied the game with a point-after-touchdown. The teams traded field goals in the second overtime.

Trailing 22-14 with just over seven minutes to play, Marist quarterback Chase Martenson found a wide open Trey Oates for a 29-yard score to pull the War Eagles with 22-20. Marist tied the game at 22 with 7:00 to play after Marcus Miller converted the 2-point play with a run around left end.

As Marist tied the game, a soaking thunderstorm passed over Hughes Spalding Stadium and forced a 30-minute delay. Rain persisted as the teams resumed play, and Carrollton reached the 50 before a hail mary pass fell incomplete as time expired in regulation.

Terrell led all rushers with 156 yards on 16 carries. King led Marist with 103 yards on 16 carries.

C– 7 8 7 0 7 3 6 8 46
M — 0 7 7 8 7 3 6 6 44

C – DeAntoine Cammons 28 int return (Tyler Newsome kick)
M – Chase Martenson 3 run (Joey Gogol kick)
C – Jarvis Terrell 80 run (Wil Garrett pass to Will Hesterlee)
C – Terrell 11 run (Newsome kick)
M – Marcus Miller 5 run (Gogol kick)
M – Martenson 29 pass to Joey Oates (Miller run)
M – Miller 12 pass to Will Hale (Gogol kick)
C – Garrett 1 run (Newsome kick)
C – Houston 27 FG
M – Gogol 26 FG
M – King 15 run (run failed)
C – Garrett 1 run (pass failed)
C – Terrell 6 run (Terrell run)
M – Martenson 9 run (run failed)

46 comments Add your comment

HS Fan

December 6th, 2013
11:34 pm

That kid Miller for Marist is a stud and one heck of an athlete. Would be interested to know where he is going to college.

Bill

December 6th, 2013
11:43 pm

Carrollton went to the title game a couple of years ago against Sandy Creek.

MaristDad

December 6th, 2013
11:55 pm

What a game! As the cliche goes, it’s a shame either team had to lose. Both teams played their hearts out but Carrollton made one more big play than Marist. Marist had a chance to win it but Carrolton’s speed in OT was too much. Carrollton’s O and D lines were big and tough as well.
Good luck to Carrollton next week. Your team is well-coached, disciplined, and you have an excellent fan base. It was refreshing to see a good team with players that didn’t have to showboat after making a good play like most of the Dekalb schools we play.

That Dude Says...

December 7th, 2013
12:04 am

Congratulations Carrollton

trojan power

December 7th, 2013
12:47 am

Wow what a game. Hats off to Marist those kids played there buts off. Everything was left on the field. Also marist was a great host the fans and parents and the people working were professional and nice. Great game. Im exhausted. Go Trojans!!!

Trojan94

December 7th, 2013
12:53 am

I think it’s safe to say both of these team have a flare for the dramatics 9 overtimes in two games by the same two team is unheard of congratulations to both teams the score board may say different but there were no losers tonight just like last year’s game. Alright Trojan Nation lets go win our state title! GO TROJANS!

Bear_Backer

December 7th, 2013
1:15 am

@ Trojan94: I think the Mighty Griffin Bears are going to have something to say about your title hopes. No team in the playoffs have had a tougher path to the dome than Griffin. GO BEARS!!!!

WarEagle

December 7th, 2013
1:18 am

Congrats to Carrolton. A great game again. Marist War Eagles have a lot to be proud of — nobody even thought they could make it back this deep in the playoffs. Great season. Good luck to Carrollton next week in the Dome.

Trojan94

December 7th, 2013
1:38 am

@ bear-backer all the talk will be over come 5:30 sat. I still say we are the team to beat no matter what you say may the best team win….. GO TROJANS!

the instagatter

December 7th, 2013
1:52 am

HATS OFF TO THE KIDS THAT WEAR THE BLACK and GOLD you made it happen playing with BIG HEARTS the coaches didn’t do it, play calling didn’t do it, the kids made that ONE damentional wing-teague work the kids get all the GLORY. BEAR COUNTRY you are in for a fight you beat sandy fine but its all about match ups the trojan O-LINE will push you down the field all night be ready.

the instagatter

December 7th, 2013
2:05 am

It will be easy for the bears to prepare for the trojans they are not complicated just hard nose football but on the other hand wing-teague has problems preparing for athletic teams that has a tough D-line like sandy creek had if the bears D-line is tough and stay at home and quick the trojans O-line will have problems.

Gomez3000

December 7th, 2013
2:12 am

4OT’s! Forget pro football. This is where it’s at.

WarD@mnEagles

December 7th, 2013
3:56 am

Congratulations Carrollton. For two years these kids have played classic high school football games. Great players, coaches, a full stadium of loud fans cheering their teams and every effort left on the field. Best of luck in the Dome.
Marist players gave their best effort and played a h3ll of a game. It has been a great year. Seniors get ready to join the Long Blue Line. Underclassmen prepare for next year.

Kenny Betsill

December 7th, 2013
4:45 am

YUMMY BEAR MEAT!!!

manblk22

December 7th, 2013
5:59 am

Instagatter, sometimes i don’t know which side of the fence your on. Hopefully i will finally meet you at the state game. I have to agree with you. It was the kids playing their hearts out. Hats off to the soldiers in the trenches. The O-line and D-line did a good job tonight. Hopefully Tony Romo(Teague) allows Coach King call the plays. TROJAN NATION.

Go Trojans!

December 7th, 2013
8:13 am

What a game!

Terrell was the difference this year. That kid is special for sure.

Great visit to Marist again. That storm was something else that delayed play as well. Dropped about 20 degrees in 10 minutes!

Congratulations go out to the Marist team & coaches who played their hearts out as well. About 10 Marist fans said “Congratulations” or some variation on the walk to the car. Always a classy group.

Let’s get ready to RUMMMBLLLLLEEEE, Bears! It’s on in the dome!

Wayne from Burke – Good Saturday Morning, my friend! I’m here. Come cheer us on in the dome next Saturday!

TROJAN2010

December 7th, 2013
9:04 am

These last two years watching carrollton vs marist go into 9 overtimes combined has been stressful and exciting

TROJAN2010

December 7th, 2013
9:07 am

I would love to see marist and buford go at it.. two power house teams

Correction

December 7th, 2013
10:22 am

CORRECTION: Carrollton has actually won 7 state football championships (as opposed to 5 as the right-implies). Also, Carrollton has played for the state crown, counting this season, twice in three years.

And, of course, Marist is a class act.

Correction

December 7th, 2013
10:32 am

Apologies. The above should assert: ‘Carrollton has played for the state crown, counting this season, for the second time in the last four.’

Also, *(as opposed to 5 as the write-up implies)

Just a Fan

December 7th, 2013
10:40 am

Terrell was the difference-missed last year’s game with the flu. Marist fans are a class act-no boasting.

WarEagle84

December 7th, 2013
11:09 am

Had to listen on the radio (Carrollton station) and all I can say is what a great game. Sorry for my War Eagles but congrats to Carrollton on a great win–best of luck in the Dome. Incredibly proud of all the players and programs last night.

Marist Fan GHSA hater

December 7th, 2013
11:18 am

Great game. In the end, it just felt like it was simply their turn. The GHSA was quite visible at the gates last night. $15 a ticket, no apologies. No sense of humor. One female official told me when I jokingly said I was being “shook down” – “You should be thankful we’re here”. Right, cause we don’t know much about running a football game at Marist. And, they took your ticket at the gate with a “no re-entry” policy – at our own home campus! And don’t dare bring up the subject of the lame coin-flip policy, they’ll have dekalb police throw you out.

Just a Fan

December 7th, 2013
12:01 pm

I expect Griffin to be a 2 or 3 td favorite.But it is great just being in the final 2 at the dome.Win or lose I support the Trojans and the coaching staff. Congrats on a great season.

Trojan56

December 7th, 2013
12:41 pm

Not sure why the AJC continues to imply that Carrollton only has 5 state championships. We have won 7. (’56, ‘61, ‘64, ‘71, ‘72, ‘74 & ‘98)

Trojan94

December 7th, 2013
12:50 pm

I kidding with my wife on the way home from the game the next time these two teams play i’ll just listen to it on the radio because my heart can’t take it lol! of course I was just joking if they played again i’ll be there,

Old School Girl

December 7th, 2013
12:52 pm

What an exciting game! Between the rain, the fans, and the pure grit, it was wonderful! Nothing like Friday night football in Georgia! Although Marist did not win, they played their hearts out. I commend both teams for the classy behavior and by all means, both should be proud of their efforts. Good luck Carrolton, I will be rooting for you….A Marist mom!

kidsballcoach

December 7th, 2013
2:45 pm

Great job by both teams. Watched the web. Martenson was awesome for Marist.

wayne

December 7th, 2013
3:18 pm

Go Trojans I have to give kudos to Marist and Carrollton for playing one heck of a game. I wish Carrollton the best against Griffin. The best two teams in AAAA are left and I wish both teams and all fans a safe trip to the dome. I have nothing but respect for all teams that make it to the championship game. It takes a lot of hard work by coaches and players to make it to the big game. I hope my team make it deep next season so I can talk trash again but its all in good fun.

MaristDad

December 7th, 2013
4:16 pm

There’s a reason Marist and Carrollton coaches, players, and fans respect each other. It’s because both teams are gracious when they win and gracious when they lose. This is also the reason Marist and Tucker always is/was a great rivalry. It’s easy to be a good winner but takes heart and humility to be a good loser. Granted we have the benefit of knowing our players and coaches did their best and there’s a good chance we’ll be there next year. Good luck Carrolltone and Tucker next week. I will be at the Dome routing for you.

Marist Super Fan

December 7th, 2013
4:55 pm

Great game again and nothing but respect for Carrollton, their fans, band, coaches. We play a number of teams each season who jump around after a good play and generally show very little class. Marist and Carrollton have the same philosophy-”act like you’ve been there before.” I congratulated every Carrollton fan I saw after the game, and I also complimented several of the band members-what a great band. This is the way high school football is supposed to be played and how fans are supposed to act toward each other. I will be rooting for the Trojans. There seems to already be some bad blood with Griffin……

trojan power

December 7th, 2013
5:44 pm

@ bearbacker. How the did yall have the toughest road to the dome. We played #3 Monroe Area #5 Stockbridge #6 Marist. All on the road. Yall had 1 road game sofar. Who cant win at home. Go Trojans we are battle tested!!! Trojans 24 Griffin 17

manblk22

December 7th, 2013
6:19 pm

Its time for the monday morning coaches to make their predictions. Griffin has an talented QB. He kind of put you in the mind of Monroe Area and Stockbridge QB’s. Good WR’s and other skill players. Carrollton has to win this game in the trenches. Control that and The Trojan Nation will add another state title.

BlackAndGold03

December 8th, 2013
12:55 am

Wow, what a game! I certainly enjoyed this year’s outcome much more though. Congrats to Marist. As you already know, you guys have a great, classy program. After leaving the stadium, a Marist fan wished us good luck. I had never seen that before! To my Trojans… it’s not over yet! Don’t get too hyped up, just play your game. As someone else said, if we win on the lines, we’ll bring home another title. GO TROJANS!!!

Bear_Backer

December 8th, 2013
2:54 am

Hey Guys, let me set this straight now please. I don’t have one bit of ill-will (or any bad-blood) towards Carrollton. I actually went to the Sandy Creek game there and took my son, and sat on the home side. I always pull for the Trojans. (Like many others) I love your palace of a stadium. Carrollton folks, fans, and everyone I have met there are top-class all the way. I played for the Mighty Bears when I was a lot younger. Back in the 70’s for all you young-uns out there. (and NO we did not have leather helmets back then!!) Anyway, I like everything about the Trojan nation, but of course I am pulling for my beloved Mighty Bears. I also wish to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the Trojan nation on your epic win over a tough Marist squad. I do think Griffin’s road to the Dome was tougher due to the level of talent in the teams we faced. not WHERE we played them, but how good they were. We beat a tough Statesboro team, then Sandy Creek at THEIR place. (something the Trojans did not do at HOME) Then we faced one of the toughest teams I have ever seen since the National Champion Warner Robins team: The Wayne County Yellow Jackets. Yes you guys have some good and well earned road wins. But other than Marist, you have had a much easier path. My opinion of course, but I do think I have a valid argument. At any rate, I look forward to meeting with any of you who care to chat prior or after the game at the dome. Take care and good luck. GO BEARS!!!!

FanofMarist

December 8th, 2013
9:45 am

HS Fan the Miller kid from Marist has just started to receive some interest from some mid-majors. Hopefully, after his performance Friday night (against a very good Carrollton team) recruiters will take notice.

kbex

December 8th, 2013
1:34 pm

@ Marist Super Fan: Where do you notice any bad blood with Griffin? Seems like you are just bitter from your teams loss. I guarantee you wont see any Bear fans on here talking much smack. They let the team do the talking on the field of play.

Cool J

December 8th, 2013
4:03 pm

Carrolton fans are the funniest. When the playoffs started the question was who has Griffin played? Y’all answered that with Stockbridge. All that smack talk about our schedule. We beat Rutland 34-0 then it was oh it’s the first round that’s expected. Next up Statesboro, oh now here comes the real challenge for Griffin. What did Griffin do beat the brakes off them 42 – 7. There only score coming against our backups. So what were Carrolton fans saying after that? Was Statesboro Region 3 overrated? No it wasn’t overrated. Ha!! Griffin is that good. Next up The Sandy Creek Patriots defending state champs, a well coached very good football team. So what were Carrolton fans screaming then, oh Griffin y’all won’t beat them but we will in the dome. Region 5 AAAA ” It’s tough” Really? Explain to me how that works when they clearly were the better team back in Nov. besting your team in Carrolton. Too funny!! Griffin won that game 32 – 26. Who did Carrolton play that same weekend? Oh yeah the same Stockbridge team y’all said was weak. They gave Carrolton all they could handle and some more besides. Tie game 14 – 14 until late in the 4th qtr. Carrolton barely escaped that game. Since the State playoffs started the only real defense you have faced was Stockbridge and y’all had the tougher road to the dome? Guess whose defense is tougher than Stockbridges? That’s right the Griffin Bears. Come Sat. inside the Dome Carrolton will find out why we are The Mighty Bears.

MaristFan

December 8th, 2013
4:24 pm

Congratulations Carrollton what a exciting game. Best of luck in the dome.

Taco

December 8th, 2013
10:55 pm

Trojans are great for only one thing I can think of and that is about it. As for the new Carrollton and Marist LoveFest following their 4 OT pillow fight, I could care less who any of you cheer for. I will be there with thousands from Griffin cheering for the Bears. I am sure you all have fine teams but we feel we are pretty solid as well. I am not sure who is overated or who had the easier road to the dome, but does it really matter? We are at the end of the road now. I hope the “trojans” enjoyed Stockbridge, because I can assure you the Bears made them look like a recreation league team. Should be fun and I hope all the preppy clowns from Marist come watch what they missed out on.

Taco

December 8th, 2013
10:56 pm

BTW I think Wayne County would have beat Marist and Carrollton.

timm b3

December 9th, 2013
2:56 am

HEY ALL OF MY MARIST FRIENDS TUCKER was really pulling for you guys to make it, man it would be nice to see MARIST, BUFORD, TUCKER, there together at the dome we had our I,PHONES out keeping up with the game and when you guys went into the second over time we new at that moment yall had it in the bag and the dome was going to be one hell-of-a-party with the three of us we had some battles in the past;but tucker RESPECT, MARIST, AND BUFORD WE THANKFUL to be here; but sad not to see the WAR EAGLES there best of luck in the feature take care. friend.

5AReg6Fan

December 9th, 2013
11:32 am

Congrates to the War Eagles of Marist on yet again, another SUCCESSFUL season. Tucker was rooting for you so both DeKalb football public/private programs could represent at the Dome. I was well prepared to attend and show my support, if this game outcome had been in the WarEagles favor. Of course ALL Marist fans are welcome to Tucker’s pre-game festivities and sit along with Tucker Nation as the Tigers, try to bring home the crown for DeKalb. Again, EXCELLENT season and Marist will be back, they ALWAYS do.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – Another Final Appearance!!!

WarEagle

December 9th, 2013
12:27 pm

Thanks, 5AReg6Fan — the Tucker fans are always classy. Best of luck to the Tiger Nation on Friday night.

Alex Anders

December 9th, 2013
3:17 pm

Most Ga high schools and principals can only dream of having programs like Marist and Carrollton. At least I wish we did.

MaristDad

December 9th, 2013
11:08 pm

To Taco: You’re a Classy guy. I wonder if the other Griffin fans feel as you do? I doubt it so crawl back in your hole and enjoy your miserable life.