Marqui Hawkins scored twice and the No. 1 Carver defense registered its sixth shutout of the season on Friday as the Tigers defeated Pepperell 35-0 in a GHSA Class AA first-round playoff game at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.
Carver (11-0) advances to host the winner of tonight's Fanin County-Greater Atlanta Christian game next week.
Hawkins scored on a 68-yard run in the first quarter, and his second touchdown came on a 20-yard pass from Kris Carson and gave the Tigers a 21-0 halftime lead.
Riyahd Jones caught a 31-yard Carson pass earlier in the second quarter that made it 14-0.
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After a scoreless third quarter, Carver's defense sparked two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Linebacker Mike Davis returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown, and Reshad McCarter returned a fumbled Pepperell kickoff return to the Dragons 4 that led to a 1-yard Cequanti Ford touchdown teo plays later.