Shaw Defeats Carver At Georgia Dome

Cam Greathouse threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, and a stubborn Shaw defense held Carver scoreless to lead the Raiders to a 16-14 victory over the Tigers in a GHSA Class AAA Semifinal showdown at the Georgia Dome on Friday.

Greathouse hit Kyle Griswould with a 10-yard scoring pass in the first quarter to give Shaw a 10-0 lead, then found Arsenio Williams on a 28-yard strike with 28 seconds remaining in the half to give the Raiders the lead for good at 16-14.

Carver had taken a 14-10 lead on a 58-yard halfback pass from Jarmon Fortson to Jarvis Jones in the second quarter. Fortson had caught a TD from Deron Furr in the first quarter to get the Tigers on the board.

The two teams met during the second week of the regular season. Carver defeated Shaw 14-9 in that first game, played on September 8.

Shaw advances to the state finals for the second time in school history. They will play Peach County, a 43-29 winner over Washington County in the other Class AAA semifinal.

Shaw won the GHSA Class AAAA championship in 2000.

WTVM's Andew Wittenberg and Jade Hindmon are in Atlanta covering the game.  Be sure to watch their reports tonight on NewsLeader 9 at 5:00 and 6:00 pm.