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Carter Gets Win #500 On Emotional Night

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Thomas Wolfe may have gotten it right when he said "you can't go home again,' but Savannah Christian's Carl Carter has found a way to go back to his alma mater and notch 500 wins.

Carter got number 500 last night as the Raiders won over Metter. The baseball head coach played the milestone down, saying it was just a sign of his age.  Carter is a 1974 graduate of Savannah Christian School where he was a standout in football and baseball. Carter lost his wife to within the last year...he's proud of those that helped get him here, and honoring a mentor with the win.

"We've had a lot of success here at Savannah Christian, we had a lot of players that came through here and went on to college, great coaches that helped me out throughout the years...Coach this game was very important to me, my best friend Doyle Kelley is in the hospital right now, fighting cancer, I'm going to the hospital right now and I'm going to give it to him, cause I love him, he's my best friend. From day one when he hired me, at Savannah Christian, he's the one who hired me, and he's been my best buddy since then, I want everybody to pray for him."

Doyle Kelley came to Savannah Christian as an assistant the school's second year of football in 1973.  As a head coach from 1982-91, Kelley was 68-41-1 and helped transition the school from the GISA to the GHSA.  

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