WINSTON-SALEM — Carver, the fourth-ranked 2A squad in NCPreps’ rankings, proved its ranking Friday night on Homecoming night in chilly Winston-Salem.
The Yellow Jackets stung Forbush 57-10 to remain perfect in the newly-formed Western Piedmont Conference.
Carver scored on its first two possessions, jumping out to a quick 13-0 advantage less than seven minutes into the contest.
But Forbush regrouped and put together its best drive of the first half.
After a 30-yard return by Tyler Holden on the kickoff, Jordan Sawyer crossed midfield on a first-down run. Facing 4th-and-1 in Carver territory, Carson Fulp plowed ahead to move the chains.
Sawyers and Holden picked up two more first downs before the drive stalled deep. Alex Torres put the Falcons on the board with a 35-yard field goal early in the second quarter, trimming the lead to 13-3.
But the Yellow Jackets responded and added a touchdown late in the half to head to the locker room with a 19-3 cushion.
Carver stormed out of the break, scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter to grab a commanding 45-3 lead in the final minute of the frame.
Sawyers added a late one-yard score, but it was too little too late as the Jackets cruised to the convincing 57-10 victory.
Fulp returned to the line-up after missing two games with a knee injury and completed 4-of-9 passes for 59 yards, while rushing for 13 more.
Sawyers paced the offense with 79 yards on the ground and the lone touchdown with 32 receiving yards.
The Falcons only managed 192 yards of total offense against Carver’s stingy defense.
Defensively, Cody Shrewsbury tallied seven tackles on the night with a pair of tackles for loss. Zach Ragsdale added eight total tackles, while Brady Willard tacked on seven.
Forbush fell to 4-5 on the year with the loss, dropping to 1-2 in conference play.
The Falcons return to the field Friday on Senior Night against Surry Central.
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.