High school football: Previews for tonights games

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 6, 2012 

THURSDAY'S GAMES

CARVER VS. SHAW

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Records: Carver 1-0, Shaw 1-0

Last week: Carver beat Spencer 47-6; Shaw beat Northside 21-0

Series: Carver leads 15-12.

Last meeting: Carver won 41-0 in 2009

You need to know: This is a matchup of the last two MCSD teams to win state championships. Shaw won in 2000 and Carver won in 2007. … Carver has won 4-of-6 against Shaw since Dell McGee took over at Carver in 2005. … Tailback Mario Moore scored a pair of touchdowns for Carver in its win over Spencer. One of them was a 97-yard kickoff return for a score. QB Torrance McGee also threw for two scores. … Shaw QB Chandler Whittlesey threw for one score and ran for another in the win over Northside.

NORTHSIDE VS. JORDAN

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Stadium

Records: Northside 0-1, Jordan 0-1

Last week: Northside lost to Shaw 21-0; Jordan lost to Hardaway 49-23

Series: Northside leads 7-1

Last meeting: Northside leads 35-0 last season

You need to know: Northside has won four straight in the series. Jordan's only win came 18-14 in 2007. … Northside's offense struggled in its loss in Shaw. … William Harris rushed for two touchdowns in Jordan's loss to Hardaway.

HARRIS COUNTY AT LAGRANGE

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Callaway Stadium

Records: Harris County 0-1, LaGrange 0-1

Last week: Harris County lost to Houston County 35-23; LaGrange lost to Newnan 24-21

Series: LaGrange leads 6-0

Last meeting: LaGrange won 31-0 in 2007

You need to know: LaGrange has dominated this series with only two of the games even close, 19-15 in 2000 and 14-7 in 2006. The Grangers have won the other four games by a combined score of 191-7. … Harris County QN Justin Wright threw three TD passes in the Tigers' loss. … LaGrange had a 14-0 lead over Newnan in the first quarter, but the Grangers couldn't hold on.

Previews provided by sports editor Kevin Price

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