“We played our second bunch and JV in the second game against Vincent,” Wagnon said. “Some of those guys are our back ups and I thought they were more ready to play than they actually were. The first half we played against Childersburg were our ones. We made a lot of mistakes, it is a jamboree. We did some really good things, but then again we made a lot of mistakes. We have to continue to work hard. We have a long way to go.”
The Lions didn’t waste any time putting points on the scoreboard. Munford put together a 70-yard drive together for a touchdown. Senior quarterback Monteo Garrett found CJ Chapman for 30-yard reception down to the Childersburg 26 yard line. Garrett then connected with QT Elston for an 11-yard gain down to the Tigers’ 15-yard line. Garrett would score on a keeper up the middle a few plays later from 3-yards out. The point after attempt by Brian Strickland was good to put the Lions up 7-0 with 9:35 left in the first quarter.
Childersburg struggled on their first offensive possession with getting off a clean snap. High snaps on three straight plays caused the Tigers to lose over 20 yards. On fourth down, the Tigers were forced to punt out of their own end zone. A low snap forced the punter to bend down on his knee to catch the football for a safety to give the Lions a 9-0 lead.
The Lions went up 16-0 with 5:50 left in the second quarter.
Tavon Lawson’s 23-yard run around the right end down to the 2-yard line set up Garrett’s second rushing touchdown of the game.
Munford put the game out of reach in the final seconds of the second quarter. Garrett connected a wide-open Calvin Smith down the right side for a 46-yard touchdown on third down and 27 to give the Lions a 23-0 lead.
Going into the game, Wagnon was uncertain about his offensive and defensive line. He said he saw some good things from both units, but they will need to improve on some things before traveling to Corner in their season opener next Friday night.
“One of the things I wanted to look at was our offensive line and we were up and down there,” Wagnon said.
“That was an area of concern. Defensive line also was an area of concern and we were up and down there too. We got to go back and work. We had some good plays up front. I think we played OK, but I think we have to raise our level.”
Mistakes proved to be costly for the Tigers on both sides of the ball. Second-year head coach Adam Fossett said his team has to correct several mistakes before opening the regular season with B.B. Comer next Thursday.
“We had a lot of mistakes,” Fossett said.
“We have to fix some mistakes and get some things corrected. It is a jamboree game, so we were able to mess around with some things that we were looking to do and personnel things we were looking at. I have always utilized jamboree games to experiment with personnel and see who fits where. We didn’t play well, but we had some bright spots here and there. I thought Kendarius Calhoun ran the ball well for us. We had some good throws and some good catches. It was always one or two things amiss offensively and defensively. We definitely have to work on some things and get a lot better before next Thursday.”
The Tigers junior varsity loss to Vincent 12-0.