JV blue team starts district play with a win


Sophomore quarterback Joshua Vaughn rolls out of the pocket under pressure. For the Plano East game, Vaughn had 50 yards passing, 30 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown.

David Siburt, Writer

The Mustangs JV Football blue team started district play this past week in a head-to-head brawl against the Wylie Pirates and got themselves back on track with a 14-0 win bringing their record back to .500 and keeping their hopes of going undefeated in district alive.

“The running game for us just dominated their defense,” Sophomore starting quarterback Joshua Vaughn said.  “We did not feel the need to pass much because me and Luke (Keefer) were able to find the open gaps and exploit the weaknesses in defense line.”

The Mustangs defeated Coppell 48-6 in their season opener and were really dominant on both sides of the ball.

Sophomore Luke Keefer was a force in this game with five touchdowns on 287 yards rushing. 

“We ran plays where our offensive linemen could get out in front of me and really made some huge holes for me to run through and they couldn’t stop it,” Keefer said. 

The team followed up the blowout win with a shutout loss to the area powerhouse Euless Trinity Eagles with a final score of 14-0.

“We had trouble executing on offense,” Vaughn said.  “Their defensive line was really explosive to the ball and dominated us all game. That loss was a real eye-opener for us. We have been working really hard on executing in the passing game because we couldn’t seem to figure it out on that side of the ball.” 

Following the loss to Trinity the Mustangs took on the Plano East Panthers and took another loss by a score of 12-7.

The JV blue team’s next game is Thursday night at 7 p.m. against Naaman Forest at Naaman Forest High School.