By Allen Hamrick
Last Thursday night was Homecoming night for the Mustangs. The Clay County Middle School Mustangs continued their dominating ground-and-pound style of football by defeating the Calhoun Red Devils by the narrow margin of 26-22.
It certainly wasn’t a picnic for the Mustangs, as the Red Devils came in with all barrels firing. The lead changed back and forth, and the Mustangs went back on top late in the fourth quarter with the score of 26-22. The Red Devils were not through yet and pounded the ball down to about the Mustang 8-yard line. With just seconds left, the Red Devils had four downs to get it in the end zone. With the grit of a bunch of rhinos, the Mustang defense dug in and let nothing pass.
The game ended with a great goal line stance by the Mustangs holding off the Red Devil push. The Mustangs stay undefeated in their league with their only loss coming against Poca. The final score was Mustangs 26, Calhoun Red Devils 22. So, if you have a thirst for football at its finest, make your plans to head to the next game.
At the half it was time to announce the next Football Homecoming Queen of CCMS, and for the first time, a king was crowned as well.
As the Mustang band set their tunes in the wind the sixth, seventh and eighth grade princesses, along with their princes, strolled onto the field. As we all know, there can only be one queen; the tension was thick enough to sell for five bucks a pound as the announcement was made. Kynika Bloom’s name was announced to the cheers of the fans, and she became the 2016 CCMS Football Homecoming Queen.
Bloom graciously accepted the crown as principal Anita Stephenson placed it on her head. Prince Tyler Cummings was announced as the first CCMS Homecoming King. These newly crowned royalty of CCMS will no doubt wear their crowns well and represent the school with pride.
Congratulations to the new Queen and King and the football team on their win.