Despite a limited practice week due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, rain on Wednesday and a lightning advisory on Friday, the Mustangs hit the ground running with our opening week of football.
Junior Varsity: Milton Mustangs vs. Quincy Point Panthers
The Mustangs moved the ball well throughout the first half, alternating between inside runs, outside sweeps, and passes across the middle and out to the flats. The Quincy Point Panthers put up strong resistance, however, keeping the Mustangs out of the endzone.
The Mustangs likewise held the Panthers to limited gains. Nevertheless, the Panthers did go into the half up 12-0. Their first score was a well-executed fake toss, halfback pass. Their second score came on a broken play, a fumble by the quarterback that was scooped up by the tailback, and carried into the endzone.
The second half belonged to the Mustangs. They took the first possession, and proceeded to march down the field. The drive resulted in a number of first downs, and culminated in a six-yard touchdown run by the fullback up the middle.
Meanwhile, the Mustang defense held the Panthers to just a few first downs. The Mustang offense was driving late in the game, but came up just short on a critical fourth and two.
Final score: Panthers 12, Mustangs 6.
Varsity: Milton Mustangs vs. Quincy Point Panthers
The Panthers opening drive was greeted by the Mustang defense matching the play and forcing the Panthers to punt. The first quarter was a well fought defensive quarter with each team holding the other scoreless.
Second quarter started out promising for the Mustangs with some quick passes to the tight end, but penalties were the greater defense in keeping the Mustangs from scoring. A missed extra point opportunity kept the score at Panthers 6, Mustangs 0 to close out the half.
The second half was exciting for the Mustangs as the passing game showed potential with quick passes to the tight end and an interception to keep the Panthers from scoring. The Mustangs struggled with the running game and were unable to get into the endzone.
Final score Panthers 12, Mustangs 0.
The above release was submitted by Jen Tegan.