By Allen Hamrick
The Mustang football team had a tough, tough time on Wednesday night as they travelled to Summersville to take on the Bears. A chill was in the air, and it was just enough to wage war on any heat left over from summer. The Mustangs and the Bears were a pretty good matchup with the Mustangs having a slight advantage in the skills department. The Mustangs have been dominating the grid iron on offense and defense in the last few weeks, and this game was hoped to be no different. The Bears were having a good season, as well, with their QB/running back and a host of good blockers. The Mustangs would have their hands full to bring a win back to CCMS, but the way they have been playing it seemed would be no problem.
The Mustangs took the opening kick-off and moved the ball down the field in a series of downs but couldn’t get it going their way. The Bears got the ball and, with a flick of the wrist, were in the end zone for six points on the board. The Mustang offense unwaveringly came back and was taking the ball down the field but a couple of tough breaks gave the ball back to the Bears. However, the Mustang defense got set in the trenches and the six points the Bears put on the board were the last they would see. No matter what they threw at the Mustang defense, they were shut down again and again. The Mustang offense had a couple of shots at scoring in the first half but somebody somewhere was pushing needles in a CCMS football voodoo doll. No matter how close they got, they just could get the Vegas odds and get the ball in the end zone. Call it what you want as a fan, but something was off with the offense and it was obvious. The game continued after the half and neither team could get the ball to cross the butter line as both defenses settled in for the long haul.
The Mustang defense was a well oiled machine and dug in like tanks stopping any offense the Bears could muster. The whole defense was in on most of the plays looking like a wave that covered the Bear offense. Unfortunately, the Mustang offense was in the same boat and they both sank to Davey Jones’s locker. When the game ended, the score stood at 0-6 with the Bears winning the game. It was a tough loss to take when so many opportunities to score were missed, but next week is another game and it’s time to move on. Next week, South Harrison Middle comes to town. The Mustangs will once again have their hands full, but with a defense like the Mustangs have, South Harrison will also have their own problems. Hopefully this week of practice will iron out the bugs in the Mustang offense and they will be ready to crush South Harrison. Go Mustangs!
In other football news the Panthers got their first win of the season against Sissonville with Noah Collins hitting 20/27 for 313 yards and 4 TD’s. It was an apparent Panther air show as seven players caught for positive yards. Topping that list was Micah Osborne catching four passes for 115 yards followed by Zane Minger catching seven passes for 105 yards. In the rushing, department it was Noah Collins rushing for 13 carries and 118 yards. When the smoke cleared, it was Panthers over the Indians 41-0. The Panthers will be at home this week, as well, against Liberty Raleigh in what should be another good game.