Carver loses coin flip, will travel to Buford for Class AAA quarterfinals

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 23, 2013 

Carver High lost a coin flip with Buford High on Saturday to determine the location of the teams' quarterfinals matchup next Friday.

The game, as a result, will be played on the road at Buford at 7:30 p.m. Both teams were the top seeds out of their respective regions, so a coin flip was required to settle the tie.

This is the third consecutive season in which Carver will meet Buford in the playoffs. It lost in the semifinals in 2011 and again in the quarterfinals in 2012. They also played in the regular season in 2010, a game that Carver won 14-0, its only win in the four games the two have played.

Buford again appears to be the favorite, not just for its home-field advantage, but because it is the No. 1 team in the state and has won its 12 games by an average of 45 points. The Wolves have allowed less than 10 points in nine of their 12 games and scored more than 40 in all but one. During one three-game stretch, they outscored their opponents 189-0.

Carver hasn't been as dominating as Buford, but has won nine consecutive games since it lost 34-0 to Colquitt County in the third week of the season. It shut out Jefferson County 19-0 on Friday to advance to the Class AAA quarterfinals.

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