By Doug Gorman
The Mundy's Mill Tigers' first-half game plan was simple-put the ball in the hands of Erroll Wynn, and let the senior running back's legs to the rest.
It worked to perfection as Wynn rolled up 129 of his 157 yards in the first half including two touchdowns as the Tigers gave head coach Kenneth Barrow a 28-15 victory against Jonesboro in his first game as Mundy's Mill head coach.
It was part of a 259-yard performance for the Tigers, who scored all their points in the first half.
"I thought it was a good win for us, and I am pleased with the way we played in the first half, but we need to learn to finish. I'm not going to blame the second half on the heat, or anything, we just need to learn to finish down the stretch."
Even before Wynn touched the football, the Tigers were up 7-0 as Carlton Twine picked up a mishandled punt on Jonesboro's first series and returned it 18 yards for the Tigers' first score of the season.
A little more than five minutes later, Wynn scored on a 13-yard run for his first score of the night to help Mundy's Mill go up 14-0.
Jonesboro put itself back in the game when Charles Holland recovered a Mundy's Mill fumble at the Tigers' 20.
Four plays later, the Cardinals were in the end zone as quarterback Hedrick Clark called his own number on a 1-yard plunge with 1:12 remaining in the first quarter. Brandon Lucas ran in the 2-point conversion to cut the lead to 14-8.
Wynn gave the Tigers a 21-8 lead with 8:10 remaining in the first half when he scored on a 2-yard run.
Mundy's Mill quarterback Miguel Starks didn't throw often, but showed his arm strength with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Justice Ammach at the 3:29 mark of the second quarter. Carmelo Marcelin added his fourth extra point of the night to give the Tigers a 28-8 lead.
Jonesboro's Richard Brown rounded out the scoring with the only points of the second half when he scored on a 51-yard scamper with under a minute to go.
Despite the loss, Jonesboro rolled up 209 yards of offense. Jonesboro returns to action next week against Fayette County in a game set for Friday at Tara Stadium.
Mundy's Mill plays again next Saturday against Mt. Zion at Tara Stadium.