Carver Looks to Win First Playoff Game Since 2016
TIGERS (9-1) HOST RICHMOND ACADEMY IN GHSA CLASS AAAA ROUND 1 OF PLAYOFFS
The Carver Tigers are on a mission to win their first playoff game since 2016. Carver High School, a football powerhouse in the Columbus area, earned their 14th consecutive trip to the GHSA playoffs and won the region championship for the first time since 2015 under second-year Head Coach Corey Joyner.
This year, Carver (9-1) will host Richmond Academy (4-5) in Round 1 of the Class AAAA playoffs. In 2018, the Tigers were eliminated from the postseason in a high-scoring affair against Woodward Academy 55-40. The Tigers learned a lot from last year’s loss.
“Well the guy’s still have the bitter taste in their mouth losing last year to Woodward Academy,” said Joyner. “We’re ready and prepared for the grind in the second half of the season, and I think we are going to be more mature going into this game because now it’s do or die.”
The Tigers sophomore quarterback Devin Riles has many weapons on offense like senior running back Khiari McCoy and wide receiver UCF commit Ja’Cyais Credle. They’ll look to lead the charge against the Musketeers this Friday in Kinnett Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CT.