By Doug Gorman
The Mundy's Mill Tigers (2-6) wouldn't want to file away the 2010 season into their memory banks, but the past two weeks have been pretty special.
After beating Jonesboro last week, the Tigers made it two in a row Friday , spoiling the Forest Park (1-6) homecoming with a 19-7 victory at Tara Stadium.
"It's a process," Mundy's Mill coach Peniel Dany said. "It's coming around. We are working hard, and we are getting it done in the classroom, that's first, and things are coming around on the field."
Forest Park came into the contest also looking for its second straight victory.
The Panthers got into the win column for the first time last Saturday by beating Riverdale.
But this time it wasn't to be for Forest Park as its offense stalled until scoring its only points on the last play of the game when it was already down 19-0.
The Tigers built a 13-0 lead at the end of the first half and never looked back.
Mundy's Mill took advantage of good field postion most of the night, scoring its first two touchdowns after taking over once at the Forest Park 21 and once at its own 48.
Junior running back Torren Combs was the catalyst for the Tigers scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 124 yards on 17 carries.
"He is doing a great job for us, he is just a junior, but he is the workhorse for us," Dany said.
Quarterback Anthony Hammond also had an efficient night throwing the football. He finished the game going 5 of 11 for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Combs' first score of the night came with 11:06 left in the first half. After a short punt gave the Tigers the ball at the Forest Park 21, Mundy's Mill put together a four-play drive.
The Tigers' junior running back capped things off on a fourth down when he rambled into the end zone on a 15-yard sprint.
Mundy's Mill added its second touchdown of the game when it put together a 15-play, 52-yard drive. The Tigers converted two fourth downs during the drive, including one on Coombs' second score of the game on a one-yard run.
Mundy's Mill threatened to do damage early in the first quarter, moving from its own 22 to the Forest Park 20 on the first drive of the game before getting stopped on fourth down, and on its second series of the night when it took control of the football at the Panthers 35.
However, Forest Park's Matthew Bohler intercepted a Mundy's Mill pass to kill that drive.
The Panthers tried to grab the second-half momentum away from the Tigers on opening kickoff of the third quarter when Gary Samuel returned the kickoff from his own 2 to the Tigers 44, but a penalty pushed them back and they ended up starting at their own 19.
The drive stalled and Mundy's Mill took over possession of the football.
After a scoreless third quarter, Mundy's Mill added its final score through the air when Hammond connected with Roderick Battle on a 17-yard touchdown for the Tigers' last trip to the end zone. Their last score pushed the lead to 19-0.
The Panthers finally made it to the end zone for their only touchdown as time expired on the Tara Stadium clock.
Quarterback Lemuel Fuller started the drive with a 42-yard pass to Charles Henry and one play later he picked up 12-yards on a quarterback keeper. Fuller left the game with an injury, but back-up Jameyon Williamson finished things off with a 1-yard quarterback keeper for the team's only score.
Mundy's Mill looks for its third victory in a row when it plays Creekside. Forest Park takes on Lovejoy.