Mustangs crush the Patriots in huge homecoming win


Genell McClendon

junior Jhett Creel

David Siburt, Sports Writer

The Mustang varsity football team opened district play with a huge homecoming 56-27 win over Lakeview to take them to 2-2 so far this season.

Quarterback senior Alex Orji led the Mustang offense with 282 yards and five touchdowns passing and added 120 yards and another three touchdowns on the ground.

“We had a great game plan and executed perfectly,” Orji said. “We wanted to punch them in the mouth, and we were able to score quickly. Our defense got the ball back to us to put the game away.”

Friday, Sept. 24, the Mustangs take on the 1-3 Rowlett Eagles with the Hammer Trophy bragging rights up for grabs.

Coming into district play, the Mustangs had only one win.

They kicked off the season with a rough start taking a 42-28 loss to the Coppell Cowboys.

The Mustangs offense put up four touchdowns, but the defense couldn’t stop receiver senior Dylan Nelson for the Cowboys as he hauled in seven catches, 246 yards and three touchdowns to put the Cowboys ahead.

In week two, the Mustangs got their first win with a high scoring 64-42 defeat of  Red Oak with running back senior Luke Keefer racking up 201 yards rushing and three touchdowns. 

Orji also added three touchdowns in the win with help from juniors Jhett Creel, Austin Phillips and senior Drew Nickerson who each had touchdowns

The last non-district game for the Mustangs was a 38-28 loss to Denton Braswell. The offense was still clicking with Orji throwing for 233 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 68 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

“Our first few games we struggled on defense and couldn’t keep things in reach of the offense,” junior Jhett Creel said. “Friday (against the Patriots) the defense was able to force turnovers and get the ball in the offense’s hands, and we got the job done.”