Published: Oct 23, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Oct 22, 2011 12:30 AM
Carrboro steamrolls Granville Central
Jaguars' Parrish scores 4 TDs in lopsided victory
CARRBORO - Granville Central High School strung together a punishing and impressive 13-play, 77-yard drive to open its game against Carrboro High School Friday night.Then Carrboro junior running back Douglas Parrish nearly matched it in one play.But that wasn't the lone explosive play for Carrboro (7-3). The Jaguars' playmaking ability was too much for the Panthers, and Carrboro rolled to a 57-22 win against Granville Central.After Granville Central (3-7) opened the game with that long drive and power back Tyler Parrott finished it off with a one-yard run, Carrboro's defense found its stride.The Jaguars found ways to contain speedy Granville Central quarterback Tevin Hester and held the Panthers to 12 total yards on their next four drives."We didn't really make many [adjustments]; it's just hard to simulate," Carrboro coach Jason Tudryn said. "For that age group, (Hester) is one of the fastest kids in the state, if not in the South. That kid can really run, and it's hard to simulate that unless you put somebody on a motorcycle in practice."Once Carrboro's eyes focused in on the blur that was Hester, things changed. And while its defense locked down, Carrboro continued to put points on the scoreboard.After Granville Central's first touchdown, Carrboro put up 29 unanswered points - the first 18 of which came at the hands of Parrish.First it was his 72-yard touchdown run, and then he returned a punt 45 yards for the Jaguars' second score of the night. Later in the first half, Parrish carried the ball another 30 yards for a touchdown.Carrboro running back Trai Sharp carried the ball 10 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to put the Jaguars up 29-7 mid-way through the second quarter."We've got good players, and we've got guys that, collectively, understand their roles and understand the team concept," Tudryn said. "And they trust that."The Panthers strung together another long scoring march at the end of the first half, this one an 11-play, 77-yard drive capped by Keyonte Lindsey's seven-yard touchdown run.But whatever momentum the Panthers may have gained was lost very early in the third quarter.Carrboro came out of halftime and scored four touchdowns in the third quarter. Sharp rushed for two of them, while Parrish and Deandre White had the other two to put the Jaguars up 57-14.Granville Central responded with a too-little, too-late drive that ended with a two-yard TD run by Maleak Yancey.
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