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CARVER SPANKS LIONS, 49-24
September 3, 2012By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
CARVER'S SENIOR QB HAS FIELD DAY AGAINST LIONS' YOUNG SECONDARY
Carver’s senior quarterback Jeremy Johnson riddled Prattville’s young secondary for 388 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 91 more yards as the Wolverines ran past the Lions with 634 yards in total offense Friday night August 31 in Stanley-Jensen Stadium.
The Wolverines defeated the Lions, 49-24, and it could have been more, but Carver’s coach Billy Gresham called off the dogs in the second half, after taking a 49-21 lead midway of the third quarter
Johnson regarded by the four recruiting services as a 4-star quarterback (Scout, Rivals, ESPN & 247Sports) lived up to his high accolades with his outstanding performance. Johnson is a verbal commitment to Auburn University. The Tigers now have the two top rated high school quarterbacks in Alabama with verbal commitments. McGill-Toolen’s Jason Smith is also a verbal commitment.
The battle between the Lions and the Wolverines was an offensive show as the Lions rushed for over 300 yards and added 102 yards in passing, giving the 9,500 fans a total offensive show between the two teams of 1,119 yards.
It took 3 hours and 35 minutes to play the game, and most fans stayed till the end, certainly all the Wolverines fans who filled the 2,500 seats on the visitors side 45 minutes prior to kickoff.
With the victory Carver established its legitimate claim to be a force in the Southern portion of Alabama with an opportunity to make it to Jordan-Hare Stadium December 8th for the state Class 6A title.
Prattville suffered its first loss to a Montgomery school since November 29, 2002 when Jeff Davis defeated Prattville in the semifinal rounds of the state playoffs. It was the first regular season loss since October 20, 2000 when Sidney Lanier won 22-20.
The Lions do not play the other Montgomery schools this year. They will not play Sidney Lanier, Robert E. Lee or Jeff Davis in 2013 due to the current re-alignment of the Class 6A schools in Central Alabama.
The Lions will play Carver next fall traveling to Cramton Bowl on Friday night August 30.
It was not all sad and gloom for the Lions. Kalen Whitlow threw for 102 yards and rushed for 91 yards on 17 trips. Kamryn Pettway rushed for 169 yards on 12 carries. The team had 323 yadrs rushing and 102 passing, Not a bad day on offense.
Carver wasted little time in making their statement taking the opening kickoff and driving 80-yards for a quick touchdown. It took the Wolverines only one minute and 42 seconds to take an 8-0 lead. Johnson hit Landy Capetilo with a 14-yard TD strike and then adding two points.
It was 15-0 after the Wolverine’s second possession as Johnson found Draequon Murphy all along in the Lions secondary from 21-yards out with 7:06 left in the first quarter.
THE SCORING AFTERWARDS –
Prattville scored with 3:56 left in first quarter. Carver 15 Prattville 6
11-play 86-yard drive. Stanley Mays scored on a 14-yard run. Highlight of drive a 19-yard pass from Kalen Whitlow to Seth Knotts. Macginnis kicked PAT
Carver scored with 9:27 left in half – Carver 22 Prattville 7
Johnson hit Capetilo with 8-yard strike. Clay Nagee kicked PAT
Prattville scored with 6:56 left in half – Carver 22 Prattville 14
Kalen Whitlow sneaked in from 2-yard line. Macginnis kicked PAT
Carver scored with 4:39 left in half – Caver 29 Prattville 14
Harvey Harris rushed five yards. Nagee kicked PAT
HALFTIME SCORE – CARVER 29 PRATTVILLE 14
Prattville scored on first possession of second half at 10:31 - Carver 29 Prattville 21
Kamryn Pettway – 44-yard run. Pettway broke over left tackle and then broke two tackles en route to the TD run. Macginnis kicked PAT.
Carver scored on next series at 9:44 –Carver 36 Prattville 21
Johnson hit Murphy with 21- yard TD strike. Nagee kicked PAT
Carver scored with 6:14 left in third quarter – Carver 43 Prattville 21
Johnson hit Camdon Fisher with 14-yard pass. Johnson scrambled out of backfield for 37-yards on third & 16. Harris ran 12- yards for TD. Magee kicked PAT
Carver scored again in 14- seconds. Carver 49 Prattville 21
Carver recovered Stanley May’s fumble of the kickoff at the Lion 35 and returned it to the Prattville 20. Two plays later Johnson scored TD. Nagee’s PAT attempt wide right.
Prattville kicked a field goal with 58.8 seconds left in game
Austin Macginnis 43-yard field goal good. The field goal attempt set up by a 10-play 49-yard drive. Highlights of drive – 11-yard run by Pettway, and two runs by senior RB Jeremy Goodson – 17-yards and 12-yards.
FINAL SCORE – CARVER 49 PRATTVILLE 24