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Munford’s offense has been getting a lot of attention this season, and rightfully so. Quarterback Jordan Bell, running back Braxton Sharp and wideout Isaiah Cobbs have put up some impressive numbers through the first three weeks of the season.

However, the defense has been just as good and how good both units are was on display again Friday night at home against an overmatched Douglass team.


The Cougars shut out its second straight opponent with a 44-0 win over Douglas and have allowed just seven points all season. Munford’s defense has shut out its opponents 13 straight quarters.

While the defense was doing its thing, allowing just 37 yards, the offense was in high gear from the jump again against Douglas.

Munford scored on its first six possessions.

Bell threw touchdown passes of 37 and 21 yards to Cobbs and also hooked up with Jace Hodgin on touchdown passes of 15 and 29 yards. Munford led 30-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same. Bell found Cobbs for a 60-yard TD pass and Braxton Sharp scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter to round out the scoring.

Bell completed 7 of 8 passes for 170 yards and five touchdowns.

Josh Griffin led the defense with six tackles and three recovered fumbles and Hunter Perry had five, including two for loss. Trey Scott and Jaelon Dowell each added five tackles.

Things figure to get tougher for the Cougars this Friday when they travel to Dyersburg, a team that beat Munford last season. The Cougars (3-0) moved up to third in this week’s Class 5A Associated Press poll. Dyersburg (2-1) is ranked seventh in Class 3A.

In other action:

Overton (2-1) beat Brighton (1-2) Friday night in Brighton, 26-14, in the Region 8-5 opener for both teams. The Cardinals starting quarterback, Cade Crowson, left the game with an injury and did not return. Brighton returns to action Friday at home against Covington.


Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland