"We knew that Corbin's mentality was to score early and make you do things you didn't want to do," Garrard coach Steve Stonebraker said. "It happened to work against us. They got some breaks and made the most of them."
After forcing the Redhounds into a punt on their first possession, the Lions were simply unable to stop Corbin.
After throwing three pass incompletions on its first series, Corbin used a potent ground attack to reach paydirt. Josh Sanders, who led the Redhounds with 108 yards on 11 attempts, ran for 15 and 42 yards to the Garrard 15 and Corey Sewell scored four plays later on a 4-yard run. Rob Madon turned a low snap on the extra point attempt into a two-point conversion to give Corbin an 8-0 lead.
The line drive kickoff hit a Garrard defender and Corbin recovered at the Garrard 40. A 13-yard gain by quarterback Clint Cashen and 22-yard pass to Madon set the stage for a 1-yard touchdown run by Sanders and a 15-0 advantage with 1 minute, 10 seconds to play in the first period.
Three Garrard incompletions gave Corbin possession at its own 37 and Cashen connected with Jordan Wagers for a 63-yard touchdown on the final play of the period for a 22-0 lead. "Things started to snowball on us at the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second," Stonebraker said. "They took advantage of everything we gave them."
Lance Freeman's interception and 43-yard return of a Jordan Phillips' pass set up Sewell's 5-yard touchdown run. A high snap forced Jared Prewitt into a hurried punt that hit Corbin's Josh Martin in his hands at the Garrard three-yard line and he walked into the end zone.
The first half nightmare continued for Garrard when Cashen found Sewell open over the middle for a 26-yard touchdown and C.J. Light finished the onslaught with a 1-yard run for a 48-0 halftime lead.
Stonebraker went to his bench during the second half and his young backup players played well.
Sophomore Corey Lay, who led Garrard (2-8, 0-3) with 62 yards rushing on nine carries, scored the Lions' only touchdown on a 1-yard run. "Our younger kids came out in the second half and moved the football and did a lot of good things," Stonebraker said. "We just have to keep our heads up.
"We haven't quit all year and we won't next week, either. We just have to suck it up and go next week and maybe the breaks will go our way instead of theirs."