Last Friday night the West Grand Mustangs defeated the South Park Burros 44-0 in game decided well before the first half ended. The Mustang offense scored 6 touchdowns all in the first half in only 23 plays. The quick striking offense was on full display with 7 plays at 30 yards or more from 4 different players. The defense despite several starters out, played a solid game. It was evident the team was not as sharp as the week prior when they took on the #5 rated Caliche Buffs. Still, they were able to collect their second shutout in three games and play all the squad in the second half. The injury bug this year continued as starting linebacker Alejandro Castanon sprained his ankle on the opening kickoff and was unable to play .
Jordan Knight, the tackling machine, with 17 and DB Hugh Wheatley with 10 led the defense. Luis Dominguez added an interception while Marco Ramirez had 2 sacks. Knight, Castonon, and Austin Schake each had one sack. Ely Ryszkowski, Collin Warren, and Ashton Williams did a solid job keeping the South Park linemen off the linebackers. Austin, Ely, and Gabriel Torres made excellent tackles on the special teams.
On the offense Luis Dominguez was 5/9 passing for 118 yards and a TD to speedy receiver Hugh Wheatley. Dominguez added 3 TD runs, Wheatley had a 50 yard TD run with pancake blocks provided by Rene Dominguez and Marcos Ramirez. Rene also added a 2 yard TD. Also scoring for the Mustangs were Junior Fletes, Jakob Buller, and Cameron Wood all on 2 point conversion runs and a pass for 2 Rene Dominguez from Buller.
On Monday night the Mustang JV team defeated Soroco 34-22. Interesting, Soroco played 17 of their 21 players while the Mustangs had only 16 of the 31 squad playing. The JV’s always employ a rotation system so everyone plays regardless of size or ability. This has served this program well for over 38 years as these players get valuable playing time to prepare for the time they are the varsity. Excellent start for these young Mustangs at 2-0.
I would also like to give a HUGH shout out to the Pom Team for taking FIRST PLACE in their recent competition. Success breads success, both in and out of the classroom. So Go Mustangs in all that you do! This Saturday night the Mustangs open their WSL play at home with Plateau Valley. KO at 7pm.