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Carver football wins Athletes of the Week

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The Carver Tigers got an unexpected test from B.E.S.T Academy in the first round of the GHSA football playoffs, but hung on to win in triple overtime.

For that, they are our latest WRBL Athletes of the Week.

Tied at 32 in the third extra frame, quarterback Jawon Pass hit senior receiver Dreilon Freeman for the game-winning score.

"I told Coach before just to trust me, put the ball in my hands, because with this being my senior year, I didn't want to go home," Freeman said. "When I caught it, I had the mindset I wasn't going down, I was going to get in the end zone."

The Tigers seem to have learned from Friday's close call.

"It's a game till the last whistle blows," said senior running back Noah Hickey. "We just came out and played our hardest and never gave up. That's what we strive for our here at practice, just fight, fight, fight."

Carver now has a date with Jefferson County at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Friday's second round.

"They're a good team, well-coached, very athletic," said Carver head coach Joe Kegler. "They're big on the O-line. Defense really gets after it, they swarm after the ball. I expect a tough game."

Jonathan Huskey

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