Considering Cougar quarterback Jordan Bell was out with an injury, Overton supporters probably held out hope their game at Munford on Friday would be competitive.

It was not.

Three different Cougars had at least 100 yards rushing and Munford overwhelmed Overton 61-13 in its Region 8-5A opener to move to 5-0 and remain fourth in the latest Class 5A Associated Press state poll.

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Overton (2-4, 1-2) scored early in the second quarter to trim Munford’s lead to 21-13, but Braxton Sharp scored on runs of 29 and six yards and Braxton Brown tacked on a 27-yard field goal just before halftime to push the lead to 40-13.

The second half was more of same as Sharp scored his fourth touchdown of the game, Jace Hodgin hit Jeremiah Sullins on a 16-yard touchdown pass and Mason Madill returned a blocked punt for another Munford TD.

Sharp finished with 113 yards on eight carries. Hodgin scored Munford’s second touchdown on a four-yard run and finished with 114 yards on 15 carries. Isaiah Cobbs scored Munford’s first touchdown on a 54-yard run and ended up with 100 yards on five carries.

Munford returns to region action with a Friday trip to Newbern to play Dyer County, which is 2-3 overall and 0-2 in region play.

Cougar head coach Slade Calhoun described Bell’s status as “day to day.”

Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland

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