Carver-Columbus vs. Chamblee

SEMIFINALS PREVIEW, Game 3: Tigers vs. Bulldogs on Friday at 3 p.m.

Carver-Columbus sure hasn't been tested much this season.

At 13-0, the undefeated Tigers have proven far too often that they are one of the absolute best teams in the entire Peach State. Now, a week after defeating Carrollton High in what was their closest game of the season (a 14-7 victorious contest), Carver-Columbus must suit up against Chamblee with a trip to the 3A state title game on the line.

Looking at the season statistics, the Tigers' ability to dismantle opponents stems largely from an offense that registers just under 40 points per game thanks in large part to talented quarterback Deron Furr, who is committed to play college ball at Auburn.

But for as successful as the offensive attack has been, make no mistake about it: Carver-Columbus is a defensive-minded squad. They are allowing just 6.3 points per game this year.

But could Chamblee have an answer for that defensive prowess?

A team that lost only one game all season long and has advanced successfully through two rounds of playoffs obviously knows what it takes to win.

And for Chamblee, that means pouring it on opponents on the offensive side of the ball. This year, they are averaging 42 points per game.

Chamblee's only loss of the season came at the hands of Westminster in October. They defeated Stephens County in a 58-57 overtime thriller in round that still has the state talking and then glided past Westover last week to advance to the Georgia Dome.


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