Carson, Rosser team up to rush Panthers past Generals

Parkview's Chris Carson

Parkview's Chris Carson

LILBURN -- The running game is something Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe loves and it showed Friday night as the Panthers rushed for 294 yards en route to a 28-0 win over Shiloh.

The Panthers (6-1 overall, 5-0 Region 8-AAAAAA) had 100-yard, one-touchdown performances from Chris Carson (136 yards) and Justis Rosser, most of which came in the first half.

"It's a good win for us," Flowe said. "We were able to get the ball in other guys' hands to make plays."

Carson and Rosser accounted for all 68 yards on the Panthers' first drive as Carson had two rushes for 22 yards before Rosser (109 yards) found a seam and went 54 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0.

Parkview looked as if it was driving again on its next possession, but a fumble on the 47-yard line was recovered by Shiloh's Corey Farrow to end the drive.

But, Shiloh (3-5, 1-5) would return the favor on fourth down of its drive as the punter fumbled the snap and was forced to fall on the ball on the 21-yard line to put the Panthers back in business.

After five rushes that got Parkview down to the 1-yard line, Mac Marshall took the quarterback sneak into the end zone for the Panthers' second touchdown on the evening.

Midway through the second quarter, Shiloh made another mistake as quarterback Devante James threw the ball in the middle of the field as Parkview's Shaq Vereen made a diving interception for the turnover.

"We made some adjustments this week and one of those was moving Nick Lawson in so we could have Shaq back high," Flowe said. "Nick made some big hits and allowed for Shaq to make that interception."

After the interception, on a 3rd-and-14, the Panthers used a little trickeration as Keanu Mole took a reverse and found Morgan open deep for 35 yards. Two plays later, Carson took the ball from 14 yards out and dove for the pylon, giving the Panthers a three-touchdown lead by halftime.

The Panthers added their final touchdown late in the third quarter when Marshall again took the ball into the end zone from the 1-yard line, giving him his second touchdown of the game.

Shiloh drove the ball early in the fourth quarter, getting the ball as far as the Parkview 16-yard line. However, on four down, Turshard Kimble-Brinson picked off James in the end zone to end the threat.

For all of their troubles, the Generals weren't able to get muchon offense on the night, although James did have 107 yards passing on 13 completions. Five of those completions went to Daniel Wardell for 67 yards.

Penalties were another story for the Panthers as they had 120 yards in total penalties, something Flowe said has to be fixed.

"We still have things to fix," he said. "We'll look at it on film and say it was good here, but we've got to fix this."

Parkview will travel to Central Gwinnett next week with a playoff berth on the line.

"We're not worried about the playoffs right now," Flowe said. "We're focused on going 1-0 next week and not the playoff picture."