Class 3A: Cedar Grove 56, Carver Atlanta 26
Jamar Graham threw for 362 yards and five touchdowns and Rashod Dubinion rushed for 110 yards to lead No. 6 Cedar Grove to a 56-26 win over unranked Carver Atlanta in the Class 3A championship on Saturday.
It was the fourth championship for Cedar Grove (12-3), but the first since 2019 and the first for new head coach John Adams.
Graham completed 23 of 34 passes and had touchdown passes of 30, 6, 80, 40 and 13 yards. Janiran Bonner, a Georgia Tech commit, caught eight passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns and Trevon Ferrell had five receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown.
Dubinion, who has committed to Arkansas, rushed 20 times and cored on runs of 5 and 1 yards.
Carver (11-3) was led by running backs Quintavious Lockett (13 carries for 116 yards, two TDs) and Jarveous Brown (13 carries for 73 yards, one TD). Quarterback Bryce Bowens completed 16 of 26 passes for 188 yards, but was intercepted three times and sacked three times. Deandre Buchanon had six catches for 82 yards and one touchdown and made eight tackles.
Cedar Grove’s Kayin Lee had two interceptions and seven tackles. Jakyre Horton had the other pick.
Carver was trying to become the first Atlanta Public School to win a state championship since 1973.
The game was delayed for nearly 90 minutes in the third quarterback because of bad weather in the area.