Munford head coach Will Wagnon was pleased with the way his team executed in the game. He believes his team really responded after they were challenged last week.
“We had a little red-white game last Friday and I felt like we were way behind where we should have been,” Wagnon said. “I challenged the kids, because I didn’t want tonight to look like it did last week. So we came out and executed the way we suppose too. Even the young JV (junior varsity) executed very well. So I was very pleased with the way we executed. We did have way too many penalties and we had a couple of turnovers, so I am not happy about that. As far as getting lined up, blocking the right guy, throwing it to the right guy, running the right traps we executed very well. Defensively, we knew who we had. They are an option football team, so you had to play responsibility. Defensively, we played pretty good responsibility; we did good in the secondary.”
Both teams struggled holding on to the football in the first quarter. Monteo Garrett fumbled on Munford’s opening possession. B.B Comer fumbled twice before turning the football over on downs.
The Lions offense finally got going in the second quarter.
Garrett connected with CJ Chapman for a 15-yard touchdown pass. The point after attempt gave Munford a 7-0 lead.
On the Lions next possession, Garrett continued to go to the air. Garrett found Earl Moss for a 14-yard gain. Calvin Smith rushed for 18 yards down to the B.B.Comer 20 yard line. Garrett connected with Tranas Patterson for 11 yards down to the 9-yard line.
Garrett scored on the next play to give Munford a 13-0 lead with 5:12 left in the second quarter.
“Monteo is an extraordinary quarterback,” Wagnon said. “ He actually started one game as a freshman, so this is his fourth year starting. I expect him to be one of the better players that we have. As a quarterback he knows the ins and outs. He could call the plays if he had too, because he has ran the offense for so long. I got what I really expected out of him. On offense, we have a lot of playmakers and we are trying to spread the ball around. The thing I was real impressed with tonight is our offensive line. We had to replace three guys on the offensive line and a tight end. I think the offensive line and my tight end played outstanding.”
Munford’s defense stopped B.B.Comer on fourth and three at their own 37 yard line to set up their next scoring drive.
Garrett went 3-3 on the drive, which included a 13-yard reception by Chapman down to the 25-yard line.
Tavon Lawson took a hand off around right end for 14 yards down to the Tigers 11 yard line.
Smith scored a few plays later from 5 yards out to give the Lions a 21-0 lead.
B.B.Comer tried to get on the board at the end of the first half. Tyler Holmes found Jordan Butler for 49 yards down to the Lions 6 yard line. The Tigers got down to the Munford 1 yard line, but time ran out to end the first half.
“We got a lot better,” B.B. Comer head coach Anthony Jacks said. “ We have some young kids still and it was very valuable experience for them to gain against a good team like Munford. Like I told everybody, Munford is going to be one of the best teams that we play all year long. They have a great bunch and that is why I like playing them in the spring, because it is a good measuring stick going into the fall. We didn’t play very well tonight; we were kind of sloppy. We have a lot of things that we need to work on offensively and defensively. Like I said, we’ve had a good spring, we are better than we were, but we are not where we need to be now. We just got to look at the tape; we have a couple of weeks off then we have to go back to work.”
Munford’s momentum carried over into the second half. The Lions put together a 14 play, 70 yard for a touchdown that took over eight minutes off the clock.
Smith gained 31 yard on the drive including a touchdown from a yard out to make it 27-0 with 3:49 left in the third quarter.