September 8, 2009

Carr humbled and back on track

Three-star athlete Michael Carr had a lot of attention heading into this season after committing to Mississippi State and also being selected as a Dandy Dozen by The Clarion Ledger.

With so much hype surrounding him, the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder admits that some of it went to his head. But Carr and the rest of his West Point teammates received a reality check with a 27-20 loss to Shannon in the final 12-seconds of the game.

"My head was high, I'm talking about high," Carr said. "I tried to play it down but I'm glad that first game humbled us. I recognized that I am all this but I've got to prove it. I've got to prove a point this year. I've been wanting something for a long, long time and that's a state championship."

Shannon heaved a desperation pass that tipped off Carr's hands and into the arms of running back Keon McGaughy for the 29-yard winning score.

"It was a big wake up call," Carr said. "We didn't do anything but conditioning and run the whole time. It humbled us and as the scriptures say when you are humbled God will exalt it. We let God do the exalting and it was by us wanting to get better. We came out pushing and doing extra stuff to get better."

The extra work during the bye week paid off as Carr and the Green Wave were victorious with a 24-6 win over Columbus last Friday.

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