Defensive mistakes cost Greenwood mightily in its season-opener.
Perry Meridian senior quarterback Connor Smith threw for 373 yards and six touchdowns to lead the host Class 5A Falcons to a 42-19 win against Class 4A Greenwood.
Perry Meridian used its speed to jump out to a quick 14-0 lead. On the first play from scrimmage, Smith lofted a pass just over a
defender that Daymeon Hamilton collected and carried 79 yards for the touchdown.