Friday’s West Side Showdown was a West Side beatdown.
Junior Jayland Horne ran for a career-high 142 yards and senior Shaun Hamilton scored his first career touchdown in G.W. Carver’s 63-0 win over Sidney Lanier on Friday.
The Wolverines (7-2, 5-2 Class 6A, Region 3) scored on their first six possessions and held the Poets to 82 yards offense.
Lanier (0-9, 0-6) trailed 35-0 before posting a first down.
“The defense came out with a lot of energy early on and played well,” Carver coach Billy Gresham said. “I’d like to commend my younger guys, especially the JV guys, at the end for holding them out of the end zone.”
Carver scored on the first play from scrimmage and, after its 33rd offensive play, had six touchdowns.
Horne’s 13-yard run made it 42-0 with 3 minutes left in the first half.
“He played well,” Gresham said. “The offensive line, first and foremost, did a good job of opening holds for him, and he made the right cuts and right reads.
“Hopefully, he and Javontae Davidson can give us a two-headed monster and help us make a big run in the playoffs.”
Hamilton’s touchdown came on the first play of the second half. The linebacker, who has said he will sign with Alabama, picked up a Lanier fumble and returned it 12 yards.
It, and a two-point conversion, left the Wolverines with a 50-0 lead.
Mike McKenney threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Charles Standberry on the game’s first play. McKenney and Landy Capetillo hooked up on a 42-yard TD midway through the first quarter to make it 21-0.
McKenney was 7-of-12 passing for 150 yards, all in the first half. Standberry finished with 78 yards receiving and Capetillo had 72 yards. Both had three catches.
Davidson had first-half TD runs of 5 and 2 yards, while Darron Jenkins added a 3-yard touchdown.
Backup quarterback Jared McDuffie had a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter to make it 57-0.
Backup backup Darrian Steele threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Nagee Clay with 16 seconds remaining. Clay is Carver’s starting kicker.
Carver beat Lanier for a sixth straight year and shut out the Poets for a second straight season. The Wolverines have won 15 straight games over city competition since a 3-2 loss to the Poets on Oct. 25, 2007.