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High School Football

Mustangs Edge Tigers in Region Opener

Posted 9/8/20

HOLLOW ROCK-BRUCETON (September 4) — The Huntingdon Mustangs picked up their second win of the season Friday night as they made the short trek to take on the Central Tigers of Hollow …

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High School Football

Mustangs Edge Tigers in Region Opener

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HOLLOW ROCK-BRUCETON (September 4) — The Huntingdon Mustangs picked up their second win of the season Friday night as they made the short trek to take on the Central Tigers of Hollow Rock-Bruceton. The Region 6A defensive matchup was a nail biter as the Mustangs produced the only points of the night in the first quarter for the 6-0 win.

The Mustangs and the Tigers focused their offensive attacks around their ground game, but key defensive stops kept both from running amuck in the red zone. The game clock ran almost continuously throughout the night due to the majority of running plays called during the night.

The opening quarter of play had Huntingdon receiving the kickoff followed by a three-and-out. Central was able to make a first down and punted away their possession.

Huntingdon’s next series led to the only points of the night. Starting near mid-field, the Mustangs moved the ball 54 yards down field. On third and goal from the three-yard line, junior running back Cade Wood crossed the goal line on a jet sweep. Leading 6-0, with 50 seconds to play in the quarter, Huntingdon elected and failed to convert on the two-point conversion.

A back-and-forth battle ensued for the remainder of the game. The Mustangs had more success moving the battle down field, but a series of missteps that included penalties and bobbled snaps stalled the team’s chances to score.

Central showed renewed life in the fourth quarter as they changed their offensive formation to the pistol. As the Tiger’s looked for a chance to move into scoring position, tackles by Wood and Nate Ricketts put an end to the Central drive.

At the game’s end, Huntingdon took the victory, improving their regular season record to 2-1 and 1-0 in Region 6A play.

Next Friday, September 11, the Mustangs travel to Benton County to take on the Camden Lions. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

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