Carver is having an historic season! The Panthers advanced to the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state playoffs after defeating Jones County 26-21, in the quarterfinals last Friday.
Quarterback Octavious Battle completed 16-of-21 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown, caught by Oquindarious Monday. Octavious also ran for 82 yards, while sophomore running back Jo’Quavious Marks ran for 106 yards. The win puts Carver in the state semifinals for the first time since 1968. The Panthers now have a record of 12-1 and will face Warner Robins (Houston County), Friday at 7:30 p.m., at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in downtown Warner Robins. The winner earns a spot in the state championship game – Dec. 8, 4:30 p.m., at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The season came to an end for the Raiders last Friday, when they were defeated by Lee County, 34-14, in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals. Mays finished with a record of 11-2 and won the Region 5-AAAAAA championship for the second consecutive season.