Corner-Munford fb Deshay Averhart chases QB.JPG

Corner linebacker Deshay Averhart (29) tries to chase down Munford quarterback Monteo Garrett (10) during the Yellow Jackets' 27-6 loss to the Lions. Garrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, all in the second quarter.

Monteo Garrett passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, as Munford defeated homestanding Corner 27-6 in the season opener.

The Lions scored all of their points in the second quarter. Garrett opened with a 6-yard pass to James Jenkins 57 seconds into the period, with Brian Strickland kicking the extra point.

Three minutes later, Garrett struck again with a 45-yard scoring throw to Chris Chapman.

Quendarius Taylor scored with 5:25 left in the first half on a 2-yard run; Strickland's extra-point kick was blocked by Deshay Averhart.

With 13.5 seconds left before intermission, Garrett finished things off for Munford with a 4-yard touchdown run.

The Yellow Jackets' only score came in the fourth quarter, as quarterback Chase Best scored on a 1-yard run.

Deshay Averhart ran 13 times for 48 yards, and Taylor Crawford ran 10 times, also for 48 yards, for the Jackets.

Jake Averhart led the defense with a whopping 18 tackles, plus the blocked extra point.

The Lions gained more than twice as many yards as Corner, with 368 yards total offense compared to 156. Garrett was 11-for-19 with one interception for 197 yards and two touchdowns.

Both teams struggled to keep control of the ball, as each fumbled four times; Munford lost possession once, while Corner recovered all four. The Lions were penalized eight times for 75 yards, while the Jackets had just one 5-yard flag.

Mike Manning contributed to this report.

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