Coach Germane Crowell of Carver celebrated turning 37 years old on Friday, but admitted that a tense 31-27 nonconference win against North Forsyth may have cut a few years off of his life expectancy.
Tyquan Watson’s 4-yard touchdown run with 33 seconds left and DeCarlo Cherry’s point-after kick put the Yellowjackets ahead 31-27, but a last-gasp drive from North fell just short when quarterback Brandon Travis’ pass was intercepted in the end zone by Rashad Butler as time expired.
Crowell called the win surreal and bittersweet, seeing as how he starred at North Forsyth as a player.
“Definitely a great moment for me personally and this team, but man, beating those guys is pretty tough,” Crowell said. “I have plenty of rich memories of North Forsyth, and it is a special place to me. We battled ourselves a little bit but found a way to win. Good teams find a way to win games, and that’s what we did tonight.”
Carver (3-1) appeared well on its way to a blowout win after building an 18-0 lead by halftime. Quarterback Jamal Williams was flawless in the first half, completing 7 of 7 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
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