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Munford skilful in opposition to a Childersburg crew that almost performed twice as many performs, received the opener

by Brant Locklear
For East Alabama Sports activities At the moment

Childersburg – Earlier than the sport, if you happen to instructed Childersburg coach Johnny Johnson that his Tigers would make 62 performs and Munford would solely make 28 performs, he might need thought his crew had an excellent likelihood of successful the sport.

However the Lions did not have many performs to attain as they pulled off a powerful 28-14 win on the street on Friday evening.

Munford 28,
childersburg 14

Lengthy runs from 56, 37, 38 and 85 yards gave the Lions touchdowns and second-half defensive changes closed the Tigers, permitting Munford to begin the season with a win for the third yr in a row.

“We knew what he did was going to restrict our belongings within the sport, so we knew we needed to be proficient on the offense,” Munford coach Michael Isley mentioned. “Our children labored actually arduous.

“We had some huge performs on offense and mix how a lot clock they chewed, there weren’t plenty of snaps for us. We’re actually proud of how our gamers performed and the endurance they confirmed tonight.

Childersburg opened the sport with an 8-minute drive – all ongoing play – which the Lions ended on 26 when the Tigers failed to complete fourth.

Sylvester Smith, a Tennessee signer as a defensive again, was moved to quarterback by Easley this yr and it paid dividends instantly. Smith received 16 yards on his first carry, and after a play, Amari Edmondson took 58 yards to present the Lions a 7–0 lead.

The Tigers got here again with one other lengthy drive that ate up the remainder of the clock within the first quarter. This time he scored with a leap of 1 yard by Philip Tilley.

The Lions went out three extra and this led to a different lengthy drive by the Tigers. For the third straight drive, the Tigers didn’t try a cross and have been shot down inside Lions 10. However the Munford protection and the offense took possession of the ball lower than two minutes into the half.

Smith lined 70 yards and scored 26 extra yards after a penalty with simply 15 seconds left within the half to attain and provides Munford a 14-7 halftime lead. It was the half through which Childersburg performed 40 performs on the sphere, and Munford made solely 10 performs.

Riley Brown returned an 85-yard kick-off for the Lions and the rating was 21-7.

“That was what opened the sport up for us,” Isley mentioned.

Munford made some defensive changes at halftime and the Childersburg operating sport started to shut. The Tigers took a lead of 204 yards from 40 makes an attempt within the first half and solely 9 yards from 17 makes an attempt within the second.

Smith later rolled into the end-zone on a 37-yard run on a 3-play drive within the third quarter to present Munford a 28-7 lead. Smith ended the sport with 158 yards on eight carries, together with a 3 yard loss on the finish of the sport. Edmondson did it 7 instances for 108 yards.

Munford (28) Childersburg (14)
9 first down 15
23-341 speeding yard 57-213
1-5-0 passes 3-5-0
7 passing yard 41
2-22.0 Punts – common. 1-38.0
3-35 Penalty – Yds. 10-115
Munford (1-0) 7 7 14 0 – 28
Childersburg (0-1) 7 0 0 7 – 14

M – Amari Edmondson 58 runs (Dakota Frank kick), 4:05 1Q
c – Philip Tilley 1 run (Daniel Warlick kick), 9:24 2Q
M – Sylvester Smith 26 run (Dakota Frank kick), 0:36 2Q
M – Riley Brown 85 run (Dakota Frank kick), 11:45 3Q
M – Sylvester Smith 37 run (Dakota Frank kick), 6:49 3Q
c – Philip Tilley 1 run (Daniel Warlick kick), 4:34 4Q

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