The Eastern Montgomery Mustangs tried to finally find a groove against Covington in Elliston on Friday night.
East Mont had plenty of work to do, down 21-7 to start the second half.
On the first play off the half Darryl Manns of East Mont fielded the kick off and busted through the coverage team, taking it 81 yards for a touchdown, bringing it to within eight.
But Covington answered when Brandon Phillips handed off to Raquann Matthews, who ran it in for a 35-yard touchdown gallop to put the Cougars back up by 15.
Covington tacked on another TD when Phillips took the snap at the Mustang 8-yard line and slid right into the end zone for 6 more and a 35-13 lead. Covington cruises past East Mont, 35-21.