Raiders finish off Carver following postponement

Photo by Jon Barash

Mays and Carver-Atlanta completed their game Monday night with the host Raiders winning 35-14. The game had been postponed from Friday when gunshots interrupted the action at Grady Stadium. The surreal scene during Friday’s game will not soon be forgotten.

According to a report in the AJC, Mays student Eugene Brantly was arrested for the shooting in the stadium parking lot after the game. He was shot in the arm by an off-duty police officer and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Three guns were found at the scene, but only Brantly was arrested.

The game was suspended until Monday at 6 p.m. due to the shooting. Mays led 27-14 at the time of the postponement.

Mays coach Corey Jarvis said the teams cooperated fully after the shooting. Despite the intense game action, the shots were heard loud and clear on the field.

“We heard the shots and saw kids running,” said Jarvis. “Both teams came to our side of the stadium and went to the same locker room for a while Mays closed out the game Monday night on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Asahnia Aderhold to Deparis Carter.

Jarvis said he was pleasantly surprised at the amount of fans that came out to support the teams at Monday’s resumption.

“About 500 people came out,” he said. “You wouldn’t think many people would come, but they were there.”

Mays led 27-14 with about nine minutes left in the fourth quarter when the shots rang out Friday night. Charlie Patrick opened the scoring in the first quarter on a four-yard run before teammate Rowmartis Bell scored in the second quarter on an 11-yard run. Freelando Jordan intercepted a Carver pass and returned it 45 yards for a score and Mays led 21-0 the half.

The third quarter saw Mays linebacker Tobias Little return an interception 28 yards for another Raiders score. Mays now held a commanding 27-0 lead. Carver got on the board with two quick touchdowns prior to the game being called.

Both teams are now 6-2 overall and Mays is ranked No. 10 in Class AAAAA. The teams are also tied in the Region 6B standings. However, Carver faces No. 7 Creekside this week while Mays takes on Tri-Cities. Mays’ lone loss was the Creekside on Oct. 3.

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