By Doug Gorman
So far nothing has changed for Mundy's Mill opponents. None of them can stop senior running back Erroll Wynn.
On Friday night it was the Morrow Mustangs' turn to be punished by Wynn, and he delivered with a 178-yard night on 42 carries with two touchdowns to lift the Tigers to a 26-7 victory against their cross-county rivals.
The victory keeps Mundy's Mill undefeated heading into Saturday's showdown with another 3-0 team in Riverdale. Morrow fell to 0-3.
"It's great to be 3-0," said first-year Mundy's Mill coach Kenneth Barrow. "But we know it's going to continue to get tougher as we go deeper into the season."
As electrifying as Wynn was in eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the third week in a row, Mundy's Mill gave Morrow very little chance to get its offense on track, holding the Mustangs to just 44 yards in total offense.
"We have talked about how important it is for the defense to step up and tonight they did that," Barrow said.
Mundy's Mill only led 7-0 at the end of the first half, but kept control of the football with Wynn picking up 92 yards on 22 carries.
"He worked hard over the summer and he has come back in great shape. He is going to pound the ball right at defenses and make them try to stop him," Barrow said of his leading rusher.
The Tigers capitalized on a Morrow turnover late in the first quarter to get the scoring started.
With the drive starting on the Morrow 24, the Tigers needed just two plays to find the end zone. Wynn capped the drive with a 15-yard sprint to the end zone with 2:40 remaining in the first quarter.
Mundy's Mill took a 13-0 lead on the first series of the second half when it marched 68-yards in a little more than three minutes.
Wynn carried five straight times during the series, but Mundy's Mill also proved it could throw the football too, as quarterback Miguel Starks hit McKinley Jenkins on a 42-yard pass with 8:43 remaining.
Starks added the third touchdown of the night for the Tigers about five minutes later with a 1-yard run.
Morrow's only score of the night came after a Mundy's Mill turnover as Keon Grant recovered a fumble for the Mustangs at the Tigers' 16. After marching the ball down to the 11, Morrow finished off the scoring drive when Demetrius Williams hit Claude Williams on a screen pass for the Mustangs' only score of the game.
Mundy's Mill rounded out the scoring by keeping the football for nearly eight minutes on a drive that ended with Wynn's five-yard touchdown with 30 seconds remaining.
Morrow plays Lovejoy next Saturday.