Corner closed out their first season in their new stadium Friday nightwith a 43-14 to Fayette County.
“Fayette County is a good football team,” said Corner coach Brent Smith. “Coach Tucker and them have a great program and a great tradition. They jumped on us and we just could never recover.”
Fayette County quarterback Evan Sims threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in only one half of play. In fact, the whole Fayette County offense racked up 481 yards total offense in the game.
The first score came on the Tigers opening possession. Devin Walker ran it in from 4 yards out.
Corner was able to stop them on their next possession when Aaron Cummings intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 49 yards to set the Yellow Jackets up in good field position. However, two plays later Corner turned the ball back over. It only took one play for Fayette County to build onto their lead. Fayette's Even Sims threw a 29 yard touchdown pass to Tucker Trice for the score. Fayette County scored again right before the end of the first quarter when Sims threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Christian Curiel.
In the second quarter Marcellus Redmond scored from 15 yards out. Corner’s Jarred Causey busted through the line and blocked the point after kick.
With just 21 seconds to go in the first half, Sims threw his third touchdown pass of the game, to a wide open Cameron Poe-Mitchell.
On the opening play of the second half Thomas Dorsey broke off a 67-yard run, then scored on the next play from 5 yards out.
Corner was finally able to get on the scoreboard late in the third quarter. Aaron Cummings, following a great block by Matthew Vatani, ran it in from the 5.
With less than two minutes to play in the game Jordan Shipp scored the final touchdown of the game when he punched it in from 2 yards out. The touchdown completed a 10-play, 44-yard drive.
Shipp was 5-for-14 passing 49 yards. He also kicked two punts of 50 or more yards.