Monday, August 29, 2005
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Clayton News Daily
By Doug Gorman
The Mundy's Mill Tigers relied on big plays from both the offense and the defense Saturday night at Tara Stadium to defeat the Mt. Zion Bulldogs 27-0.
Mundy's Mill scored two first-quarter touchdowns in a span of 16 seconds and never looked back to improve its record to 2-0 overall. The loss left Mt. Zion, 0-2, still searching for its first victory for new head coach Bob Ryan.
The Tigers scored touchdowns with two fumble recoveries from the defensive side of the ball, and also raced to the end zone on the ground and through the air.
Mundy's Mill generated 191 yards of total offense with most of it coming from running back Erroll Wynn, who rushed for 131 yards. It was his second straight 100-plus yardage game.
Mt. Zion had its chances to score too, rolling up 194 yards of offense, but the Bulldogs were unable to put the ball in the end zone.
Mundy's Mill took a 7-0 lead on its first series of the game when quarterback Miquel Starks connected with Justice Ammah on a 17-yard pass. Earlier in the drive, Ammah also caught a 38-yard pass from Starks.
Seconds later the Tigers took a 14-0 lead when Kerry Leonard picked up a fumble and returned it 20 yards.
Mundy's Mill didn't score again until 56 seconds remaining in the third quarter, but when Wynn scored on a 1-yard run and Carmelo Marcelin kicked the extra point the Tigers led 21-0.
Mundy's Mill closed out the scoring with a second touchdown on defense as Montel Minter returned another Mt. Zion fumble for a score with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter.
Mt. Zion's best chance to score came when Martin Ward's halfback pass to Adrian Martin for a touchdown was called back on a penalty.