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50-in-50: Mays begins Corey Jarvis era

By S. Thomas Coleman For the AJC

Corey Jarvis is used to stepping into tough coaching situations and being successful.

In 2005 he took over at M.L. King, filling the shoes of Ken Barrow, who captained one of the most successful starts to a football program in state history by leading the Lions to a record of 25-12 in their first three seasons. Jarvis went 49-11 in five seasons with playoff appearances in all five.

Then Jarvis moved on to Duluth, where the team had gone an abysmal 6-54 in the six seasons prior to his arrival. Though the Wildcats didn’t make the playoffs or finish with a .500 record, Jarvis led them to twice as many wins (12) in just three seasons as they had achieved in the previous six.

Now Jarvis will take on another challenge at Mays, a program known for never quite getting as much success out of its talent as it should. The Raiders have made the playoffs in seven of the last 10 years but have advanced past the first round just three times in that span.

“I …

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