Naaman game decides playoff spot


Genell McClendon

Quarterback senior Alex Orji leads the team onto the field.

Ethan Schmidt, Sports Writer

Friday night’s game against the Naaman Forest Rangers will decide which team gets the number two spot in the playoffs.  Both teams are 5-1 in district play, and the Mustangs are 6-3 overall this season.

“Our boys know how much is on the line, and I think they are ready to go,”  Head Coach Mark Behrens said.

Sachse took on the Wylie Pirates in last week’s game and looked the best they have all year. The offense put up 417 total yards and 38 points. The defense forced three turnovers and only allowed seven points.

The only district loss the Mustangs have at this point is against the district powerhouse Garland Owls (9-0). 

Sachse was off to a hot start against the Owls with a 14-6 lead about midway through the second quarter. Garland then scored 22 unanswered points to go ahead 28-14 at halftime. The rest of the game was all Garland after halftime to give Sachse their first district loss 54-41.

The Mustangs talented offense is averaging 42 points per game and are led by quarterback senior Alex Orji and wide receiver senior Jamari Harts. 

Jamari Harts has caught 22 passes for 532 yards and 8 touchdowns so far on the year.

“We have had a great season, but it is far from over. We have much more to play for,” Harts said. “We will take next week extremely seriously and prepare as much as possible.”

Alex Orji has completed 105 passes for 1,853 passing yards and 22 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions. Orji has also rushed for 846 yards and 17 touchdowns. 

“We need to lock in and play with some intensity this week.” Orji said.