By Jerry Powers

By Jerry Powers


Special to the Herald Democrat


BELLS — Garrett Hunter ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries as Gunter opened District 7-2A (II) play with a 48-7 victory against Bells on Friday night.


Kevin Teems chipped in a pair of TD runs for the Tigers (5-1, 1-0), who finished with 333 yards on 32 carries.


Bells (1-5, 0-1) recovered an onside kick to open the game but things didn’t get much better for the Panthers. They were unable to get points off that special teams surprise and Gunter went down and scored in eight plays.


Hunter and Teems alternated touchdowns in the first half. Hunter started the scoring with a 10-yard run and then Teems, who had 78 yards on 10 carries, plunged in from a yard out later in the first quarter.


In the second quarter Hunter had a 71-yard TD run before Teems followed with a score from 13 yards out. The Tigers led 34-0 at the half after Hunter’s 11-yard touchdown run with 2:33 left on the clock.


Hunter notched his final touchdown run of 29 yards in the middle of the third quarter and Edgar Fuentes recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown to close out the scoring for Gunter.


Bells avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter when Kevin Lashley scored on a 46-yard run. Gunter held the Panthers to 85 yards rushing and 70 passing with four first downs.