By Allen Hamrick
The CCMS Mustangs were at home this past Thursday night to go head to head with the Walton Tigers on a perfect evening for football. It was like a hurricane against a cardboard box; when the Mustangs came on the field it looked as though it would be a game similar to giving a dictionary to a field mouse. What’s the use? I am in no way taking anything away from the Tigers – they came, did what they could and gave one hundred percent to the game. The Mustang offense scored seemingly at will with little resistance. The first half was almost over and it would have been an act of mercy to throw in the towel for the Tigers, but they pushed on with the score at 44-6 with four minutes remaining before half time.
The Mustangs got down to the business of football – the defense was like a wall covered with Kevlar, and Walton just couldn’t penetrate the line or the secondary. The CCMS coaching staff had a little mercy and put the second and third string teams in to get some playing time. During this time, the Tigers racked up 40 points before the varsity squad returned late in the 4th. All of the boys on offense had a great game as they moved the ball down field, kept possession of the ball and took time off the clock; it was certainly a well executed game. The defensive line for the Mustangs was tight, closing ranks and stopping up the holes all through the game.
With the cheerleaders in a frenzy and fans busting their lungs, Walton Middle became just another notch on the pistol grip of the Mustangs. The final score was Mustangs 72, Walton 40. Going big or going home was Ayden Brown who carried the ball 11 times, gained 183 yards and had six touchdowns. Noah Collins went 13-20 in passing for 153 yards and had two touchdowns. Josh Beard caught five passes for 76 yards and had a touchdown. Dalton Griffin came up big on defense with four solo tackles and one sack. Not sure as of this writing where they will be playing next week so check with the school for details. Come out and support the Mustangs on their bid to become CWVAC Champions once again.