VEEDERSBURG – No. 15 Fountain Central took advantage of good field position in the first half to jump out to a 41-7 lead.

The Mustang’s high-powered offense continued in the second half, closing out the game with a 55-14 victory over Southmont.

Beginning on their own eight yard line, the Mustang’s took eight plays to march 92 yards down the field. The drive culminated in a 21-yard touchdown run by sophomore Laine Frazee.

Fountain Central went for a total of 200 yards on the ground including 104 yards and two touchdowns from Frazee.

“They physically overran us and it is demoralizing to a team, we usually like to be the aggressor, man-handling other teams but that’s not how it turned out tonight.” Mountie coach Desson Hannum said.

Southmont got on the board in the second quarter when Antionio Burks ran a kickoff 82 yards to paydirt. The touchdown was the Mountie’s first score of the season. After a Macy Zachary field goal, the score stood at 20-7.

Fountain Central quarterback Wayde Bentley would go on to score the next three touchdowns for the Mustangs in the quarter. Bentley was 13-20 with 192 yards and an interception in the air while also rushing for 55 yards on 10 carries.

Going into the halftime break, the Mounties found themselves in a hole, down 41-7.

“We felt good going into halftime. A couple of plays go the other way and we would’ve been right there.” Hannum said. “Ultimately it came down to effort and they wanted it more than us tonight.”

Fountain Central would tack on two more touchdowns in the third quarter before junior Dakota Ball pushed across a two yard score. The Mounties would end the day with 121 yards rushing on 32 attempts.

“I think schematically, we were definitely prepared for what we saw tonight.” Hannum said. “We scouted well and practiced for everything we were going to see tonight. You have to give credit where credit is due and Fountain Central played a great all-around game tonight.”

Southmont will play host for the next two weeks when they take on North Putnam on Aug. 26 and county-rival North Montgomery on Sept. 2.