This had to the wildest game in the entire state last night, maybe the wildest game in the Nation, at least the score shows it:Mount Tabor 87-WS Carver 52!

from the Winston-Salem Journal(Mason Linker) at

About the only sane point in the aftermath of Mount Tabor’s 87-52 win over Carver on Friday night was this — there were no hard feelings.

On a night when quarterback Mike Eldridge of Mount Tabor was close to perfection, the Spartans and Yellowjackets staged an offensive display that came four points shy of setting the NCHSAA record for most points combined in a single game.

Eldridge and his receivers were on fire from the start. He completed 17 of 21 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns, and also rushed for 111 yards on 10 carries. Eldridge accounted for 502 of the Spartans’ 654 total yards.

Carver finished with 367 total yards, and together, the teams combined for 1,021 yards.

“We went into the game knowing we were going to win, but we didn’t know we would put up this many points,” Eldridge said, adding that there was no talk of letting up after building a 52-24 halftime lead.

“We just wanted to come back out and keep up the scoring. The O line was good.”

Coach Laymarr Marshall of Mount Tabor said he requested a running clock in the fourth quarter, but coach Melvin Palmer of Carver declined.

“We are not going to ever run the clock unless we have the advantage,” Palmer said. “We are in this game to get better each and every week. Our kids have no quit and I think they showed that tonight.”

The Spartans headed into the fourth quarter with an 80-38 lead, and Marshall removed the first-string offense. Carver countered with two quick Albert Wright touchdowns — the first on a 24-yard pass from Madison Mills, and seconds later, on a 31-yard fumble return to close the gap to 80-52.

Back into the game came Mount Tabor’s first-string offense.

CLICK HERE to read all from Mason Linker and with a high-scoring game, there is plenty more to read about……

*****I’d like to see the box score on this one, but it is probably still running down I-40 somewhere….*****