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McDonogh 35 28, Carver 13: LeJohn Howard accounts for two touchdowns in win

McDonogh 35 28, Carver 13: LeJohn Howard accounts for two touchdowns in win

McDonogh 35's LeJohn Howard ran for one touchdown and threw for another in Thursday's win over Carver.
McDonogh 35's LeJohn Howard ran for one touchdown and threw for another in Thursday's win over Carver. (Travis Connelley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

 
 
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at Joe Brown Park, Thursday (Oct. 19) Week 8, District 10-4A game

Records:  McDonogh 35 6-1 (2-0); Carver 4-3 (0-1)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

McDonogh 35      7 | 8 | 0 | 13 | 28

Carver                  0 | 7 | 0 | 6 | 13

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME

LeJohn Howard, McDonogh 35 - The senior may not have had his best night statistically, but he delivered when his team needed him. He ran for a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter and later found fellow senior Lawrence Keys for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

HOW IT WAS WON

Both teams got off to rough starts but McDonogh 35's first drive was extended thanks to a punt that hit a Carver player and was recovered by the Roneagles.

They took advantage and found the end zone on a one-yard run by Jordan Griffin. Following the extra point, McDonogh 35 took a 7-0 lead.

The Rams would pull even early in the second quarter taking advantage of a 32-yard punt return by Gary Young, setting Carver up in the red zone. Two plays later quarterback Izea Hurst burst into the end zone from seven yards out, bringing the score even at 7.

McDonogh 35 coach Wayne Reese settled his team down and the Roneagles answered with a 10-play, 76-yard drive that concluded with a LeJohn Howard 1-yd run. With the two-point conversion, McDonogh 35 took a 15-7 lead at the half.

Following a scoreless third quarter, the Roneagles got off to a strong fourth quarter start as they put a stop to a Ram red zone possession and followed it up with a long drive that ended with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Howard to Lawrence Keys.

McDonogh 35 would add another score on an Eddie Tillman 14-yard touchdown run and even though Carver answered with another touchdown by Hurst it was too late as the Roneagles ran out the clock to seal the 15-point victory.

NOTABLE

  • Friday's game was the district opener for Carver
  • Friday's win marked the third consecutive year that the Ronealges have topped the Rams. During that stretch McDonogh 35 has outscored Carver 79-33 

THEY SAID IT

Howard: "It's great to get this kind of win as we move forward and go into the playoffs. It was a playoff atmosphere and we expected that. This win means a lot and we are going to celebrate and get back to business for next week."

McDonogh 35 Coach Wayne Reese: "I worked at Carver for over 14 years and every guy you got on the staff, I coached. They know me and I know them. It was like a homecoming and we were going to put our best out. They (Carver Rams) have some good football players, some really good football players and we thank God that we were able to what we wanted to do and come out victorious."

 

TEAM STATS

Carver: 146 yards of total offense: 77 rushing; 69 passing

McDonogh 35: 318 yards of total offense: 169 rushing; 149 passing

 

MCDONOGH 35 INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Tillman, 18-92, TD; Griffin, 12-45, TD; Howard, 7-21, TD; Jaden Henderson, 1-11

Receiving: Keys, 6-96, TD; Deddrick Clark, 2-19; Jared Miles, 1-16; Tillman, 1-14; William Poole, 1-4

Passing: Howard, 11-25, 149, TD

CARVER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Hurst, 17-71, 2 TD; Randolph Armstead, 2-7; Corey Johnson, 2-2; Jimmie Cooley, 1-1; Justin London, 2- (-4)

Receiving: Lynarise Elpheage, 2-8; London, 1-30; Gerald Burton, 1-13; Keyon Clark, 1-12; Young, 1-9; Cooley, 1- (-3)

Passing: Hurst, 7-11, 69; London, 0-1, 0

SCORING SUMMARY

First quarter

Mc35 - Griffin 1 run, (Dedrrick Clark kick), 7:56, 7-0

Second quarter

Carver - Hurst 7 run, (Angel Armendariz kick), 3:42, 7-7

Mc35 - Howard 1 run, (2pt good), :23, 15-7

Third quarter

-no scoring-

Fourth quarter

Mc35 - Keys 26 pass from Howard, (Clark kick), 7:38, 22-7

Mc35 - Tillman 14 run, (2pt no good), 2:40, 28-7

Carver - Hurst 3 run, (Armendariz kick fail), 1:57, 28-13

NEXT UP: Both teams return to action next Friday at 7 p.m. McDonogh 35 will visit Easton. Carver will host Lake Area in its final home game of the regular season.  


Cox 38, Carver 26

Cox 38, Carver 26: Davon Ward's three touchdowns, opportunistic defense key Cougars win

 

 
 
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Helen Cox 38, Carver 26

at Hoss Memtsas, Thursday (Sept. 28), Non-District game

Records: Carver, 3-2; Cox, 2-3

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Helen Cox - 7 | 6 | 13 |12| 38

Carver        - 6 | 0 |6 |14 | 26

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Davon Ward, RB, Cox

The junior tailback finished with 161 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns, showing off his speed and tackle-breaking ability. Ward had touchdown runs of 9 and 6 yards, respectively. However, his biggest play was a 32-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter where he broke several tackles and made defenders miss all while setting up his blocks on a well-timed screen play.

HOW IT WAS WON

With under 11 minutes to go in the fourth quarter and down 26-12, Carver tried to make it a one-score game by getting inside the Cox 5, but its hopes were dashed.

The drive was ended by Cougars linebacker Kelin Burrle. Burrle stepped in front of a slant pass in the end zone, intercepted the ball and showed off exceptional speed for a momentum-breaking, 103-yard return for a touchdown to make it 32-12.

The teams traded scores back-and-forth in what turned out to be an explosive fourth quarter. The Rams eventually clawed back to within 12 points looking to once again make it a one-score contest, but this time it was Cox's Isiah Lewis corralling an interception in the end zone with less than four minutes remaining to preserve the victory.

The Cougars kicked it into high gear to open the game utilizing a 48-yard kick return by Joseph Patterson to set up its initial drive. The Cougars only needed three plays as Ward (140 yards rushing on 20 carries) broke several tackles en route to a nine-yard touchdown run.

Carver wouldn't be outdone, however, and showed its mettle striking right back with a six-play, 78-yard drive culminating in a five-yard scoring reception by Lynarise Elpheage Jr.

Elpheage finished with six-catches for 36 yards and two scores. Rams' tailback Jimmie Cooley added 170 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

NOTABLE 

  • Carver starting quarterback Izea Hurst did not play due to illness (stomach virus)
  • Down 19-6 with 6:44 left in the third quarter, Carver had a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown by Gary Young negated by penalty.

THEY SAID IT


TEAM STATS

Carver: 421 yards of total offense: 284 rushing; 137 passing
Cox: 327 yards of total offense: 202 rushing; 125 passing

CARVER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Jimmie Cooley, 18-170, 1TD; Gary Young, 1-5; Quincy Curry, 7-18; Lynarise Elpheage, 0-2; Randolph Armstead, 3-12; Gary Young, 1-5; Corey Johnson, 2-26, 1TD; Justin London, 4-53

Receiving: Lynarise Elpheage 6-36, 2TDs; Jimmie Cooley 1-(-1); Justin London, 1-24, Gary Young, 1-24; Keyon Clark, 2-54
Passing: Quincy Curry 8-31, 119 yards, 2TDs, 1 INT; Justin London 2-4, 18 yards, 1 INT

COX INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Darnell Kennedy, 5-49; Jordan George, 6-(-2); Davon Ward, 20-140, 2 TDs; Shawn Cosse 0-1; Isaiah Lewis, 2-13, 1TD; Colby Johnson 1-1
Receiving: Kalil Lloyd 2-14; Joseph Patterson, 3-13; Davon Ward, 2-41, 1 TD; Miguel Bright 1-2; Isaiah Lewis, 2-55, 1TD
Passing: Jordan George 11-18, 125 yards 

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 First Quarter:

HC - Ward 9 run (Matute-Vasquez kick), 7-0, 11:10

CV - Elpheage 5 pass from Curry (kick failed), 7-6, 5:47

Second Quarter:

HC - Ward 32 pass from Curry (kick failed) 13-6, 8:39

Third Quarter:

HC - Ward 6 run (conv. failed), 7:00, 20-6

CV - Elpheage 17 pass from Curry (kick failed) 4:34, 19-12

HC - Lewis 13 pass from George (Matute-Vasquez kick), 0:59, 26-12

Fourth Quarter

HC - Burrle 103 INT ret (kick failed), 10:33 32-12

CV - Cooley 64 run 10:16 (Clark catch), 10:16, 32-20

HC - Lewis 44 pass from George (kick failed), 9:16, 38-20

CV - C. Johnson 14 run (conv. failed), 5:03, 38-26

 NEXT UP: Carver has an open-date next week and will host South Plaquemines on Friday (Oct. 13) at 7 p.m. Cox will travel to face McMain next Friday night (Oct. 6) at 7 p.m.


Carver 37, South Plaquemines 3: Izea Hurst, Keyon Clark hook up for big touchdowns

Carver 37, South Plaquemines 3: Izea Hurst, Keyon Clark hook up for big touchdowns

Carver receiver Keyon Clark (7) celebrates with his teammates after the Rams' homecoming win over South Plaquemines Saturday at Joe Brown Park.
Carver receiver Keyon Clark (7) celebrates with his teammates after the Rams' homecoming win over South Plaquemines Saturday at Joe Brown Park.
 

Carver 37, South Plaquemines 3

at Joe Brown Park, Saturday (Oct. 14), Non-District

Records: South Plaquemines, 3-3; Carver, 4-2

SCORE BY QUARTERS

South Plaquemines -- 0 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3

Carver -- 18 | 7 | 6 | 6 | 37

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Keyon Clark, Carver

Clark only had two catches but he made both of them count going 43 and 78 yards for touchdowns. On his first score, Clark caught a short hitch route, made a defender miss and went the distance down the left sideline for the Rams' last score of the first half. Late in the third quarter, Clark struck again catching a slant route about 10 yards downfield, and dusted defenders the rest of the way for a 31-3 Carver lead. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder's two catches covered a total of 121 yards.

HOW IT WAS WON

Big plays were the story for Carver as none of their five scoring drives took more than four plays. A 51-yard run to the 1-yard line set up Izea Hurst for a short touchdown and the Rams' other four offensive scores were plays of 28, 43, 78 and 35 yards.

Hurst accounted for all five touchdowns passing for three and rushing for the first and last scores of the game.The senior could have easily had a couple more but was long on several deep balls to his receivers. South Plaquemines played a ton of man coverage, which gave Carver plenty of chances to make plays in space or go deep down field.

Defensively, Carver was solid throughout the night holding South Plaquemines to 1-for-7 on fourth down while forcing five punts. They also put points on the board when Gerald Burton recorded a strip-sack that was recovered by Ja'Mel Cooley and returned it 29 yards for a 12-0 Carver lead.

NOTABLE

  • Carver put constant pressure on South Plaquemine quarterback Daron Powell sacking the senior seven times. The losses totaled 48 yards and South Plaquemines also had 14 other plays that went for negative yardage against a stingy Rams defense.
  • Sophomore Dontavius Johnson had an impressive outing despite the loss totaling 112 yards as a runner and receiver. The majority of his yards came through the air as he caught five passes for 75 yards and also had spot duty at quarterback after Powell got banged up a bit. Johnson also shined defensively with a couple of pass breakups and tackles.

THEY SAID IT

Clark: "We were focused and came out strong. We worked hard and there was no fussing or pointing fingers. It was important (to get a win on homecoming) because two years ago against Easton on homecoming we didn't like it. So we wanted to come out and get a win for the (fans) and the alumni.

I tell my coaches if I get the ball in my hands, I'm gone and it's touchdown. (Rehabbing my right knee) is going well. I rehabbed in the summer, came back strong and I'm feeling good now."

Carver LB Ja'Mel Cooley: "The three points (we gave up) shouldn't have happened. We just had a couple mishaps that happened. (The fumble recovery) was my first touchdown and I want more.

Carver DB Gerald Burton: "The more turnovers we get, the more we eat and we love Cici's. If we get three turnovers in a game we go out to eat. If we get the goose egg (shutout) we get it too.

We're just ready to get to work for Thursday (vs. McDonogh 35). We don't overlook any opponents and we treat everybody the same way. We're about to get in the film room tomorrow and get better for next week."

Carver coach Byron Addison: "We had a bye week last week and had a little rust in the beginning. But after the first quarter they started getting back in the groove and executing.

(On taking a lot of shots down field) We just take what the defense gives us. We feel like we have guys on the outside who should be able to beat man, bump-and-run coverage. Tonight we took more shots than normal because we tried to take advantage of the coverage they were playing.

(On facing McDonogh 35 next week) We told our guys we want to minimize our mistakes, execute, play at a high level and get ready for district play."

TEAM STATS

South Plaquemines: 87 yards of total offense total offense: -37 rushing; 124 passing

Carver: 353 yards of total offense total offense: 136 rushing; 217 passing

SOUTH PLAQUEMINES INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Dontavius Johnson, 10-37; Micah Ancar, 8-5; #33, 1-(-9); #22, 2-(-15); Daron Powell, 18-(-55).

Receiving: Dontavius Johnson, 5-75; Micah Ancar, 2-22; Jordan Harvey, 1-15; Truce Williams, 1-8; Brandon Turner, 2-4.

Passing: Daron Powell, 11/26, 124 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT.

CARVER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Izea Hurst, 12-51, 2 TD; Randolph Armstead, 1-51; Jimmie Cooley, 6-35; Quincy Curry, 1-(-1).

Receiving: Keyon Clark, 2-121, 2 TD; Lynarise Elpheage Jr., 2-69; Randolph Armstead, 1-28, 1 TD; Jimmie Cooley, 1-(-1).

Passing: Izea Hurst, 6/17, 217 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT; Quincy Curry, 0/4, 0 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT.

SCORING SUMMARY

First quarter

Carver -- Izea Hurst 1 run (kick failed), 0-6, 3:10

Carver -- Ja'Mel Cooley 29 fumble return (pass failed), 0-12, 2:53

Carver -- Randolph Armstead 28 pass from Hurst (kick failed), 0-18, 0:01

Second quarter

South Plaquemines -- 29 field goal, 3-18, 3:16

Carver -- Keyon Clark 43 pass from Hurst (Derrick Smith kick), 3-25, 2:26

Third quarter

Carver -- Clark 78 pass from Hurst (kick failed), 3-31, 3:42

Fourth quarter

Carver -- Hurst 35 run (kick failed), 3-37, 11:32

NEXT UP: Both teams will play their first district game of the season next week with Carver hosting McDonogh 35 in 10-4A, Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m. at Joe Brown Park. South Plaquemines travels to Newman Friday at 7 p.m. for a District 12-2A matchup.


Karr 35, Carver 6: Ronnie Jackson rushes for 3 scores, Cougars pull away late

Karr 35, Carver 6: Ronnie Jackson rushes for 3 scores, Cougars pull away late

Ronnie Jackson powered the Cougars to victory rushing 18 times for 108 yards with three touchdowns vs. Carver.
Ronnie Jackson powered the Cougars to victory rushing 18 times for 108 yards with three touchdowns vs. Carver.
 
 
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at Joe Brown Park, Friday (Sept. 22), Non-District

Records: Karr, 3-1; Carver, 3-1

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Karr -- 7 | 0 | 7 | 21 | 35

Carver -- 0 | 6 | 0 | 0 | 6

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Ronnie Jackson, Karr

Jackson has been the workhorse for Karr through the early part of the season and that held true Friday night against Carver. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior was the game's leading rusher with 18 carries for 108 and punched in all three of Karr's offensive touchdowns. His scoring runs covered 8, 27 and 9 yards, and he also ripped off a 22-yarder that set up his second touchdown.

HOW IT WAS WON

Despite the final score, Friday's matchup was a tight contest most of the way. Karr was able to wear down the Rams as the game progressed, however, and put up 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away. 

Late in the third quarter, Cougars running back Lonte Nettles shook loose for a 49-yard gain, which was the key play in a six-play, 69-yard touchdown drive. Karr went up 21-6 after that score and put the game away with a 67-yard punt return by Devin Bush and a 59-yard interception return by Chance Carroll.

Landry-Walker 39, East Jefferson 14: Corione Harris scores four touchdowns in first half

Landry-Walker 39, East Jefferson 14: Corione Harris scores four touchdowns in first half

RB Chad Alexander adds eight carries for 132 yards, TD in win

 

NOTABLE

  • Karr's pass rush was relentless. The Cougars finished with nine sacks and also had a few tackles for loss. Nearly the entire front seven was unblockable, as at least seven Cougars recorded at least 1/2 sack.
  • Carver's Keyon Clark had a big interception just before halftime that kept the Rams within 14-6. He jumped the route perfectly from his safety spot and returned it into Karr territory.
  • Carver's only score came off an impressive 15-play, 95-yard drive in the second quarter. 
  • Both offenses had high-tempo attacks and rarely huddled.

THEY SAID IT

Karr's Ronnie Jackson: "Coming from a big loss last week (28-26 vs. De La Salle), I had a chip on my shoulder, so I had to come out and do what I had to do. First half we started off a little slow, but Coach came out and motivated us. He told us we have to play high tempo so we came out and did our job in the second half and got the 'W'.

"It's hard work (playing in a fast-paced offense). I ain't gonna tell you a lie. It's moving fast and you've got to really be energized."

Karr's Devin Bush: "We knew they were going to come strong. We played what our coaches put us in, and I really want to give credit to the defensive line. They had numerous sacks and they really played tonight. When you're a DB and the ball isn't thrown to you, you get kind of mad sometimes, but as long as we're winning, I'm happy.

Bush on the punt return: "I saw a hole and I saw my brothers (blocking). I took it that way and that was all. I had to be an athlete."

Karr coach Brice Brown: "We knew Carver was going to come out with a really solid game plan. They have a lot of athletes and some excellent coaches over there, so we knew we had to play a four-quarter game tonight to beat them."

Carver coach Byron Addison: "I really thought (we had a chance) coming into the second half. We got a big stop (before halftime) with a turnover (to start the second half) and we got down there (in Karr territory) and just couldn't punch it in. Against a team like Karr, you've got to score every opportunity you get."

TEAM STATS

Karr: 298 yards of total offense total offense: 242 rushing; 56 passing

Carver: 159 yards of total offense total offense: 59 rushing; 100 passing

Karr INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Ronnie Jackson, 18-108, 3 TD; Lonte Nettles, 4-63; Ahmad Antoine, 5-42; 9-29

Receiving: Anthony Spurlock, 2-32; Khalfani Simmons, 2-13; Dylan Hill, 1-6; Trent Lewis, 1-5

Passing: Skyler Perry, 6/13, 56 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

Carver INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Izea Hurst, 12-51, 1 TD; Randolph Armstead, 5-6; Jimmie Cooley, 1-3; Corey Johnson, 1-1

Receiving: Gary Young, 3-36; Lynarise Elpheage Jr., 3-28; Jimmie Cooley, 2-16; Cory Johnson, 1-14; Justin London, 1-5

Passing: Izea Hurst, 9/12, 83 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT; Quincy Curry, 1/4, 17 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

SCORING SUMMARY

First quarter

Karr -- Ronnie Jackson 8 run (Aaron Foster kick), 7-0, 1:24

Second quarter

Carver -- Izea Hurst 6 run, (kick blocked), 7-6, 3:49

Third quarter

Karr -- Jackson 27 run (Foster kick), 14-6, 5:18

Fourth quarter

Karr -- Jackson 9 run (Foster kick), 21-6, 11:52

Karr -- Devin Bush 67 punt return (Foster kick), 28-6, 9:13

Karr -- Chance Carroll 59 interception return (Foster kick), 35-6, 5:24

NEXT UP: Carver continues its schedule Thursday (Sept. 28), at 6:30 p.m. versus Helen Cox. Karr hosts Lake Area on Friday (Sept. 29) at 7 p.m.


CARVER 0 LANDRY-WALKER 7

Landry-Walker 7, Carver 0: Ja'Quan Dorsey, Jerry Henry connect for only score

 
Landry-Walker Marching Band gets hype after 7-0 victory over Carver(Hank Brady, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
 
 
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Landry Walker 7, Carver 0

at Behrman Stadium, Friday  (Aug. 25), Algiers Jamboree 

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Chad Alexander, Landry-Walker

It was only eight carries for 71 yards, but the junior rusher was by far the most exciting aspect of the game, showing off the kind of speed and moves that scares defensive coache

 

HOW IT WAS WON

Landry-Walker and Carver combined for 23 penalties, making it a hard game to watch. Neither team could find an offensive flow, but with only 14 seconds remaining in the first half, the Chargin' Bucs put their only score on the board.

Junior quarterback Ja'Quan Dorsey, who replaces 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year, Keytaon Thompson, struggled at times but also showed potential. He has a strong arm and showed it off, tossing a strike to Jerry Henry for a 15-yard touchdown pass right before halftime.

Carver looked good at times, but penalties continued to plague the Rams. The one bright spot was quarterback Izea Hurst, who showed great speed and dodging-ability against an active Landry-Walker defensive front. He finished with 32 yards on three carries.

 

 

 

Landry-Walker receiver Devonta Jason"We're not exactly where we need to be, but we are going to get there ... We have to execute on offense and really cut down on the penalties."

TEAM STATS

LW:  171 yards of total offense: 68 rushing; 103 passing

Carver: 83 yards of total offense: 37 rushing; 46 passing

LANDRY-WALKER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Alexander, 8-71; Johnkeem Mosley, 2-8; Dorsey 2- (-10), Leonard Welch 2-2

Receiving: Jason, 4-31; Henry 2-36, 1 TD; Leonard Price 3-21; Jasper Cook 1-15;

Passing: Dorsey, 5-8, 84 1 TD;

CARVER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Hurst 4-7; Jimmie Cooley, 3-13; Gary Young, 2-5; Quincy Curry 2-12

Receiving: Lynarise Elpheage 2-14; Cooley, 1-16; Justin London, 1-16

Passing: Hurst 2-3, 24; Curry 1-9, 22

SCORING SUMMARY

First half

LW - Henry 15 from Dorsey (kick good) 0:54

NEXT UP: Landry-Walker will open the season at home against John Curtis on Thursday (Aug. 31) at 7 p.m. Carver will face Bastrop at home on Friday (Sept. 1) at 7 p.m.

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Carver 50, McMain 3

Carver 50, McMain 3: Randolph Armstead leads Rams' punishing ground attack

Carver backup quarterback Quincy Curry (1) was one of four Rams to rush for at least 50 yards in Thursday's win over McMain at Joe Brown Park.
Carver backup quarterback Quincy Curry (1) was one of four Rams to rush for at least 50 yards in Thursday's win over McMain at Joe Brown Park.
 
 
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Carver 50, McMain 3

at Joe Brown Stadium, Thursday (Sept. 14), Non-District

Records: McMain, 1-2; Carver, 3-0

SCORE BY QUARTERS

McMain -- 3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3

Carver -- 8 | 21 | 8 | 13 | 50

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Randolph Armstead, Carver

Armstead is just a sophomore but he looked like a seasoned veteran against McMain. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound running back led the Rams' rushing attack with 123 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries. He struck for big yardage on several occasions with four runs of 19 yards or more, the longest of which was a 40-yard gain in the third quarter.

HOW IT WAS WON

Carver dominated from start to finish and never left the game in doubt. They marched 67 yards on 11 plays on their opening drive and broke the game open with touchdowns on two of their next three possessions. The Rams were productive through the air but did most of their damage on the ground rolling up 370 yards between seven different ball carriers.

NOTABLE

  • It was the second straight week Carver topped the 40-point mark after beating Central Lafourche, 52-44. The Rams' high-powered also reached 50 points for the first time since a September 4 Week 1 win over Clark, 52-0 in 2015.
  • Carver running back Jimmie Cooley had an incredible 17-yard run that saw him completely leap over a defender at the goal line for a touchdown, but it was called back on a 15-yard penalty as players are not allowed to hurdle defenders.
  • Carver's defense also came to play totaling six sacks in the matchup. Junior Bryson Lewis had three of those and Ronnie Gray had another that led to a fumble recovery for the Rams early in the fourth quarter.
  • McMain's best chance at a touchdown came midway through the third quarter when quarterback Dentrell Quinn escaped pressure and heaved a ball 50 yards downfield into the end zone. The Mustangs looked to have possession but Dekalon Burton delivered a big hit to jar the football loose.
  • At halftime, Carver honored coach Jessie Bibbins, who suddenly passed away this summer. The Rams intend to honor Bibbins again during their homecoming week.

THEY SAID IT

Armstead: "It feels good (starting 3-0) but I'm just waiting for next week so we can beat the next team. Our ground game is good and we just want to be able to keep passing and running at the same time, 50-50.

Hurst: "Running the ball was working and the line was blocking. Passes were open too but I just wasn't getting it off right. We've been running the ball really good (this season) and the passing has been helping too, so they're both a factor. (As an offense), we just don't stop -- we keep pushing and we never give up.

Carver coach Byron Addison: "We came in knowing we could throw the ball. We tried to put our ground game to work and we've got some talented kids who can run the ball so we wanted to switch it up and see where it takes us. They blocked pretty well tonight. 

TEAM STATS

McMain: 141 yards of total offense total offense: 76 rushing; 65 passing

Carver: 494 yards of total offense total offense: 370 rushing; 124 passing

MCMAIN INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Dentrell Quinn, 11-45; Matthew Payne, 4-22; Tyrese Washington, 2-5; Jeremy Benoit, 3-4

Receiving: Tyrhe Brown, 2-62; Matthew Payne, 1-3

Passing: Dentrell Quinn, 3/11, 65 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

CARVER INDIVIDUAL STATS

Rushing: Randolph Armstead, 10-123, TD; Izea Hurst, 10-81, TD; Quincy Curry, 3-67, TD; Jimmie Cooley, 9-54; Corey Johnson, 2-20; Lynarise Elpheage Jr., 2-14; Cornelius Tyler, 1-11

Receiving: Gary Young, 3-49, TD; Keyon Clark, 3-31, 2 TD; Justin London, 1-24, TD; Jimmie Cooley, 3-19; Lynarise Elpheage Jr., 1-1;

Passing: Izea Hurst, 9/16, 93 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT; Quincy Curry, 3/6, 24 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

SCORING SUMMARY

First quarter

Carver -- Izea Hurst 1 run (Corey Johnson run), 8-0, 6:59

McMain --  Derio Alveres 27 field goal, 8-3, 59.5 

Second quarter

Carver -- Gary Young 7 pass from Izea Hurst (kick good), 15-3, 11:00

Carver -- Randolph Armstead 21 run (kick failed), 21-3, 5:49

Carver -- Safety, 23-3, 4:35

Carver -- Keyon Clark 7 pass from Hurst (kick failed), 29-3, 3:05

Third quarter

Carver -- Clark 7 pass from Quincy Curry (Justin London run), 37-3, 43.9

Fourth quarter

Carver -- London 24 pass from Curry (kick good), 44-3, 10:47

Carver -- Curry 51 run (kick failed), 50-3, 3:01

NEXT UP: McMain has a bye in Week 4 and will host Riverdale on Friday, September 29. Carver has a big matchup hosting Karr Friday, September 22, at Joe Brown Park at 7 p.m.


Algiers Kickoff Jamboree (at Behrman Stadium

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