Friday, September 25, 2015
Prattville High School
Carver High School
Game Recap By Jimmy White
Photo By Greg Bowman
Ryan Wilsonâs defense stood tall Friday night September 25 at Cramton Bowl. Prattville held Carver to 218 yards of total offense en route to a 25-7 victory over the Wolverines. Wilsonâs front seven limited the Carverâs runners to 55 yards on 28 trips, an average of under two yards a carry. It was the second straight win over the Wolverines and improved the overall record of the series to 23 Prattville wins against 7 for the Wolvwrines.7.
While the defense has having its way with Carver the Lions offense churched out 351 yards of total offense with 244 on the ground. Senior running back Kingston Davis continued his onslaught on another thousand yard rushing season picking up 145 on the ground to give him a season total of 752 yards.
Prattville returns to the Bowl Saturday to take on Jeff Davis. The Volunteers are having their best season in four years with a 5-1 mark. In 2011 they finished with 6-5 record, making the playoffs and losing to Blount in the first rounds of the class 6A playoffs.
The last win over Prattville by Jeff Davis came in 2002 in the semifinals of the class 6A playoffs, 30-8. Jeff Davis went on and fell to Vigor 21-7 in the finals.
Prattville wasted little time Friday night, September 25 in putting Carver away. The Lions recovered a Carver fumble at the Wolverinesâ 37 yard on the third play of the first quarter.
Prattville scored in six plays with Davis barreling over from the two yard line for a 7-0 lead after AJ Reed kicked the first of his two extra points.
Midway of the second quarter the Lions added their second score with a 45-yard drive in a ten plays, Moore walked over from the five yard line with a quarterback keeper and a 14-0 lead with 2:45 until halftime.
One minute and 30 seconds later following the ensuing kickoff Prattville took over at the Wolverinesâ 46 yard following a short 20-yard punt from Mack Wilson. Reed spilt the uprights with a 40-yard field goal and a 17-0 lead at halftime.
Prattville added its final touchdown with 8:41 left in the third quarter. Carver was lined up to attempt a 36-yard field goal. Instead it was a fake with the holder flipping the ball to quarterback DJ Patterson, who threw to the receiver Xavier Lane at the Prattville 17. The pass was intercepted by Hamp Hampton, who returned it 83 yards down the left sidelines for a TD. Reedâs PAT was blocked by Antonio Nelson with Prattville now on top 23-0.
On the ensuing possession Carver picked up one first down but the drive bogged down at its 34. On four down Patterson was attempting to punt when the ball was snapped over his head, rolled down to the goal line where Patterson kicked it out of the end zone for a Prattville safety and a 25-0 lead at the end of three quarters.
Prattville swept their reserves into the game early in the fourth quarter with wide receiver Derrick Grappa at quarterback with instructions to run out the clock.
Carver added a late touchdown with 2:48 to play against Prattvilleâs third and fourth stringers.