The senior recorded 339 total yards of offense in a 37-12 win over the Golden Bears.
“I couldn’t do it without my coaches,” Garrett said. “I have a great coaching staff and a great offensive line. This is probably the best offensive lines that I’ve been around. They played a great game and on the defensive side of the ball they played a great game. They (the offensive line) open up wholes where I can hit the crease and do what I do best –run the ball.”
The dual threat quarterback rushed for 239 yards and scored four touchdowns on 22 carries in last week’s area opener. Garrett rushed for 212 yards in the first half, which included an 85, 61 and 15-yard touchdown runs. He also threw for 100 yards and a touchdown.
“Monteo had a great night the other night,” Munford head coach Will Wagnon said. “He understands that he still has some things that he has to work on. We watched film and we saw some areas of improvement. He played really hard and made some big time plays. That is what we expect out of him; we need to get back now and make sure all of our fundamentals are correct, all of our steps, all of our alignment and all of our throws are correct. When he had the ball in his hands the other night he made the plays. That was the differences of winning the ball game –his ability to make big plays.”
Garrett believes that this season’s team has the potential to make a deep run in the postseason.
“Coach Wagnon has had us since we were freshmen,” Garrett said. “We have matured more as a football team. The majority of the guys started as freshmen, so we should know how he wants it done, how the game should be done and how everything should be done his way. Now that it is our last year, I think we have the tools that we should make a run at the playoffs and make a run for the state championship.”
Garrett and the Lions travel to take on area foe eighth-ranked Cleburne County. Last season, Garrett scored the game winning touchdown as time expired to give the Lions the victory. He expects Friday’s game to be just as competitive this season as it was last season.
“That is probably the best team that we play all year,” Garrett said. “Our motto is ‘Play like a champion.’ If we play like a champion winning will take care of itself, so we are not worried about winning. The only thing we are trying to do is play like a champion. Win every rep, every play, every day. If we do all of those things that we are taught everyday winning will take care of itself. Cleburne County is a great team and it is going to be a dog fight. We are going to have to bring it and I am pretty sure that they are going to bring it- they bring it every year.”
Garrett has several favorite quarterbacks, including Heisman winners Johnny Manziel and Cam Newton.
“I like every quarterback,” Garrett said. “Last year, I probably told you Cam Newton, which I am still a big Cam Newton fan, but after I saw Johnny Manziel I began to like his skills and how he plays,” he said. “He is a little cocky and I don’t like that for real, but you have to give him some credit. That is probably one of my biggest role models (on the football field) as well as Cam Newton and Braxton Miller. I’m all of their fans and I look up to all of them. Every great thing that they do in college I try to compare myself to them also.”
Garrett has received offers from Murray State, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and Georgia Southern. He has also drawn the interest of Georgia Tech, Alabama State and University of Tennessee Chattanooga. The 6-foot-1, 185 pound quarterback said that MTSU and Georgia Southern were his top choices as of right now.
Munford takes on Cleburne County on Friday at 7 p.m. from Heflin.