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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Monroe Tornadoes cashed in on two second half Americus-Sumter Panther turnovers to pull away Thursday night, 34-10.

Monroe led 14-3 at half, and were stopped three-and-out on their first drive of the second half.

But the Panthers fumbled on the punt return, and Monroe recovered.

A few plays later, Tornadoes' senior QB Charles Stafford powered into the endzone on a QB draw.

The extra point was good, and Monroe pushed their lead to 21-3.

On the Panthers' next drive, poor ball security struck again.

On a third down handoff, the ball popped loose.

Junior DB Cornelius Jenkins scooped and scored, effectively putting the game out of reach.

Monroe is now 2-1 in Region 1-AAAA. Americus-Sumter falls to 2-1.

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