The momentum that Clay Central generated in its season opening win over Benjamin Russell continued unabated in the Volunteers’ region opener Friday as they toppled Munford with a convincing 34-12 victory.
A week after giving head coach Danny Horn his 300th career victory, Central gave him number 301 thanks to another prolific effort from the offense’s big three of quarterback Boyd Ogles, receiver Javon Wood and running back Quentin Knight.
Knight was the night’s brightest star as he rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries and also added a 35-yard reception.
Wood caught three passes for 62 yards and his third touchdown of the season, while Ogles was an efficient 10-of-15 for 125 yards through the air and added a rushing touchdown.
Ogles and Wood even switched roles for a play as Wood – who started last season as the team’s quarterback before moving to receiver – completed a pass to Ogles for a 10-yard gain.
The Central defense, which was a source of consternation for Horn in the preseason, continued its good play against Munford. The Vols have allowed an average of just 202 yards per game to their two opponents and neither team they have played has scored more than two touchdowns.
The Vols have something of a big three on that side of the ball as well as defensive lineman Davion Phillips and linebackers Ja Ford and J.D. McNealey have combined for 11 negative yardage plays (8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks) through the first two games.
Central will continue its region schedule Friday with its home opener against Springville. After playing its first two games on the road, Central has just two road games remaining the rest of the regular season.