By Jeffery Armstrong
The Mundy's Mill Tigers traveled into Henry County and proved they were the stronger cats Friday night, defeating the Stockbridge Tigers 26-0 in the final scrimmage game before regular season play starts.
Mundy's Mill has outscored its opponents 53-10 in its two scrimmage games this year.
Junior fullback Errol Wynn carried the ball 10 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns for Mundy's Mill in the first half as the Clayton County set of Tigers sprinted to a 19-0 halftime lead.
Wynn scored his TDs on runs of 34 and 53 yards.
"It feels good to win these games. Last year, both Forest Park and Stockbridge beat us," Wynn said. "Our coaches work us hard and as running backs, we want to be physical. We also have a lot of leadership on this team."
Mundy's Mill played a complete game. About the only thing that didn't go well was in the kicking game the Tigers missed two extra points.
Mundy's Mill quarterback Dwayne Sullivan threw a 37-yard TD pass to receiver Derek Lewis and running back Vernon Leyland broke tackles en route to a 66-yard TD run at the start of the third quarter.
"I think the guys have improved this year they're doing what the coaches ask," said Mundy's Mill head coach Chad Estes. "Now we've got to prepare for Jonesboro [Aug. 20] and we're looking forward to the challenge."
Stockbridge only challenged Mundy's Mill in the second quarter, as the team drove the field in nine plays to the Mundy's Mill 35. But Stockbridge freshman quarterback Vance King's pass was picked off by free safety Kerry Leonard, ending the threat.
Stockbridge senior running back Xavier Glenn was bottled up by the Mundy's Mill defense and few Stockbridge players were able to excel against them. Stockbridge junior defensive back Clint Mitchell did tackle Wynn for a loss in the first quarter.
Note: Stockbridge athletics director Mark Andrews was informed Friday afternoon that the Dutchtown-Stockbridge football game scheduled for Aug. 20 at Dutchtown High will now be played at Henry County High's stadium. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.