Game notes from Parkview’s 20-18 win over Archer.
The annual Parkview-Brookwood showdown is always a big game, but next week’s meeting in Lilburn will be as big a game between the two rivals as it’s been in a number of seasons.
The winner of the 7:30 p.m. Friday game in Parkview’s Big Orange Jungle will be considered be the front-runner in Region 8-AAAAAA.
A Parkview win, combined with its big wins over Grayson and Archer, would give the 10th-ranked Panthers (3-1, 2-0) wins over three of the region’s four playoff teams from 2011. The fourth playoff team, Dacula, has struggled to an 0-4 start so far.
Brookwood, idle this week, enters the game 2-1, 1-0 and with a three-game winning streak over Parkview.
The last time Parkview beat Brookwood (7-0 in 2008) was also the last season the Panthers had a winning record, 7-4.
Getting Defensive, Again
Parkview’s D played solidly against Archer. The Panthers held the Tigers to minus-17 yards rushing in the first half. Without a 69-yard run on a option by the Archer quarterback, the Tigers wouldn’t have accumulated the 40 rushing yards they did.
Big Play of the Game
It may have come on the above-mentioned QB option play by Archer. Parkview DB Bryce Lewis chased down the runner at the 7-yard line, apparently saving a touchdown. The D stiffened from there, forcing the Tigers to a 32-yard field goal, and keeping the Panthers ahead 14-9. The defense forced three field goals after Archer had driven inside the Parkview 20 three times.
Redemption for Turner
Parkview receiver Jay Turner caught his first TD of the season on a 59-yarder from quarterback Mac Marshall in the first quarter. In last week’s 22-7 win over Grayson, Turner caught a 25-yarder for a TD that was called back by a penalty.
Filling in, Literally
Marshall saw his first action at quarterback, filling in for injured starter Rob Youngblood, who is out with a broken collarbone. Marshall also wore Youngblood's No. 7 jersey. Youngblood, sporting a sling, wore No. 12. Marshall had a great start, completing first first attempt for the touchdown to Turner.
Carson Back on Track
Parkview running back Chris Carson had 143 yards and two TDs on 30 — yes, 30 — carries. Carson got back over the 100-yard mark after two weeks of being held under that mark by Norcross and Grayson. He had more than 200 yards in the season-opening win over Peachtree Ridge. The performance also was Crason's second in a row with two TDs.
Parkview assistant coach Justin Bishop contributed to this report.
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