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Carver-Atlanta 22, Grady 19

The ball bounced the right way for Carver-Atlanta once again.

The Panthers’ boom-or-bust special teams’ play and a fourth-down stand in the final two minutes held up in a 22-19 win over city rival Grady Friday at Lakewood Stadium.

With four minutes to play, Carver-Atlanta blocked Grady punter Omar Skandari at the goal line and recovered at the Grey Knights’ 2-yard line. A personal foul pushed the ball to the 1, where quarterback Jordan Holden scored on first down. Derrick Johnson’s two-point conversion made the score 22-19.

Grady regained possession at their 23, and needing 12 yards on fourth down got 11 on a completed pass from quarterback Kivon Taylor. Carver-Atlanta took over and ran out the clock to remain undefeated.

The Panthers (9-0, 5-0) claimed the 6-AAAA Division B title and home field for an opening-round playoff game in two weeks. The victory also secured home field advantage for the region championship game against either Marist or Chamblee.

For the fourth time in …

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Maxwell Ratings: Projected margin of victories for Week 11 games

Here is this week’s schedule with projected margins of victory courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right. The Maxwell computer ratings take into account historical scores, weighing the more recent seasons the most heavily. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data on those opponents.

Friday’s games

Alcovy vs. Rockdale Co. -12

Alexander vs. Columbus -15

Allatoona at North Paulding -9

Alpharetta vs. Centennial -17

Aquinas at Georgia Military -26

Athens Academy at Hebron Christian -41

Bacon Co. at Atkinson Co. -34

Baldwin vs. West Laurens -13

Beach at Johnson, Savannah -5

Benedictine vs. Jeff Davis -30

Bleckley Co. vs. Monticello -32

Bremen at Temple -21

Brookstone vs. Central, Talbotton -37

Brookwood vs. South Gwinnett -1

Bryan Co. vs. Metter -3

Buford at East Hall -40

Burke Co. at Butler -41

Cairo at Monroe -2

Calhoun vs. Model -41

Calhoun Co. vs. Randolph-Clay …

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Projecting the playoff field: Week 11

This is what the first round of the state playoffs would look like, based on our updated projections of the final region standings. The fields for the Class A public- and private-school playoffs will be determined by the power rankings.

Class AAAAAA

(R3 #4) Tri-Cities at (R2 #1) Lovejoy

(R4 #3) South Cobb at (R1 #2) Lowndes

(R5 #4) Woodstock at (R8 #1) Parkview

(R6 #3) Alpharetta at (R7 #2) North Gwinnett

(R2 #4) Rockdale County at (R3 #1) Hughes

(R1 #3) Valdosta at (R4 #2) Marietta

(R8 #4) South Gwinnett at (R5 #1) Lassiter

(R7 #3) Mill Creek at (R6 #2) Johns Creek

(R4 #4) North Cobb at (R1 #1) Camden County

(R3 #3) East Coweta at (R2 #2) Newton

(R6 #4) Chattahoochee at (R7 #1) Norcross

(R5 #3) Milton at (R8 #2) Grayson

(R1 #4) Colquitt County at (R4 #1) McEachern

(R2 #3) Alcovy at (R3 #2) Newnan

(R7 #4) Collins Hill at (R6 #1) West Forsyth

(R8 #3) Brookwood at (R5 #2) Walton

Class AAAAA

(R3 #4) Glynn Academy at (R2 #1) Northside-Warner Robins

(R4 #3) Creekside at (R1 #2) …

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Grayson 48, Archer 0

Grayson High School’s defense posted its fourth shutout in a row in a 48-0 win over Archer on Thursday night.

Ryan Carter returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown, while Wayne Gallman added another 57-yard interception return for a score in the win for Grayson, which has reeled off six wins in a row and has an 8-1 record.

Gallman, who has committed to Clemson to play running back, also had touchdown runs of 10 and 1 yards.

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Top 10 games of Week 11

Blessed Trinity at St. Pius

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, George B. Maloof Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Blessed Trinity is 7-1 overall, 4-0 in Region 6-AAA and No. 7; St. Pius is 6-2, 3-1 and No. 9.

Last meeting: St. Pius won 31-7 in 2005.

Three things to know:1. St. Pius RB Ryan Braswell has rushed for 959 yards on 164 carries and scored 15 touchdowns, at least one in each game. Blessed Trinity’s leading rusher is a freshman, Milton Shelton, who has 603 yards and six touchdowns on 100 carries. 2. The four leaders and likely playoff teams from Region 6 are playing each other this week. The other game is Woodward Academy (7-2, 4-1) at Cedar Grove (5-3, 3-1). Only Blessed Trinity, which plays Cedar Grove next week, controls its destiny. 3. This game matches two players who might be the best in the state at their position. That would be long snapper. Blessed Trinity’s Tucker Etheridge is rated the No. 9 long-snapper prospect in the country among seniors by Rubio Long …

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