The 2017 AHSAA football season is officially underway, and Auburn was able to shut out Carver of Montgomery on Friday night by a score of 27-0. Garrett Morris got the scoring started for the Tigers in the first with a three yard touchdown run. Then in the second quarter, Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller connected with JaMarcus Knight for a 34 yard touchdown score. In the third quarter, Auburn defensive back Armondo Thomas recovered a Carver fumble and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 20-0. Later in the fourth quarter, Auburn running back Josh Norris had a 51 yard touchdown run to make the score 27-0.
Auburn senior quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game went seven for twelve with 181 yards through the air. Auburn running back Garrett Morris also had a good performance, as he carried the ball 20 times for 64 yards. Auburn’s top receiver on Friday night was Trey Elston, who caught four passes for 73 yards. The key to the game for Auburn was their shutdown defense. Auburn’s defense forced Carver to punt five times and forced three turnovers. The Tigers’ first game did not come without some miscues however, as Auburn High racked up seven penalties for 75 yards.