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Mustangs throttle Hawks, 48-0

WEST ORANGE – It is time for a little rest for the West Orange-Stark Mustangs.
After all, they just waltzed to another district title and went
through their District 9-4A Division II schedule like it was “butter.”
The district champion Mustangs made it look way too easy Friday night
at Hooks Stadium, burying the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks xx-xx.
The Mustangs (9-1, 4-0) were never challenged by the Hawks (2-7, 0-3)
as they cruised to a 41-0 lead at the half after leading 22-0 at the
end of the first quarter.
The Mustangs outgained the Hawks 283-60 in the first half, limiting
H-J to just one first down.
WO-S quarterback Jack Dallas completed 12-of-14 passes for 256 yards
and a pair of touchdowns in the first 24 minutes.
The Mustangs will enter their bye week next week. They will likely
play Houston Scarborough in the 4A Division II Region III bidistrict
round in a couple weeks. Scarborough is currently 1-7 in 10-4A
Division II play but competes in a four-team district where everyone
makes the postseason.
It did not take long for the Mustangs to find the end zone against the Hawks.
Mustang Keyshawn Holman blocked a H-J punt and WO-S took over at the
H-J 9 with 9:48 in the first.
KJ Miller ran eight yards to the 1 and fullback Justin Brown capped it
with a one-yard touchdown blast. Dallas ran in the two-point
conversion as the Mustangs led 8-0 with 9:39 in the first.
On third-and-2 from the H-J 25, the Mustang defense stuffed Hawk
fullback Cole Priddy and Mustang defensive end Ronald Carter literally
swiped the ball from Priddy’s hands and took it 25 yards to the house.
Dallas completed the two-point conversion pass to Miller to push the
WO-S lead to 16-0 with 8:11 in the first.
Deshon Moreaux brought the ensuing kickoff back 50 yards to the
Mustang 40 but the Mustang defense held firm and WO-S followed with a
big play on offense.
Dallas dropped back and heaved a perfect pass down the left sideline,
hitting receiver Thomas Wallace in stride for a 69-yard bomb, upping
the lead to 22-0 with 3:16 in the first. Wallace had three receptions
for 97 yards in the half.
The Mustangs marched 66 yards in nine plays to find the end zone
again. The big play of the series came on a 34-yard Dallas pass to
Miller that got to the Hawk 28.  Miller had two catches for 46 yards
in the half. Dallas found Keion Hancock on a 12-yard pass to the H-J
13 and Brown scored a few plays later on a two-yard blast, making it
28-0 with 9:29 in the half. Hancock collected three first-half catches
58 yards.
After Hawk quarterback Logan Thompson coughed up the ball at the
Mustang 37 with 7:56 in the half, the Mustang zipped 63 yards in just
six plays.
Dallas passed for all 63 yards including a 26-yard touchdown pass to
Blake Robinson, who worked his way down the left side to get into the
end zone to pus it to 34-0 with 5:41 in the half.
The Mustangs closed the half with a seven-play, 58-yard scoring drive.
Dallas connected Keion Hancock o a 30-yard play to the H-J 25. Dallas
and Wallace teamed up again, an 18-yard pitch-and-catch to the Hawk 2
and Jeremiah Shaw capped it with a two-yard touchdown dart to make it
41-0 at intermission.
Moreaux led the Hawks attack in the first half, netting 32 yards on
nine carries.
The Mustangs scored on the first series of the third quarter, going 50
yards in 10 plays. Dallas hooked up with receiver Jay’len Mathews on a
one-yard touchdown pass to make it 48-0 with 6:29 in the third.

 

 

WO-S 48
H-J 0

WO-S    22      19      7       0— 48
H-J             0       0       0       0 —0

Scoring summary
WO-S: Justin Brown 1 run. Jack Dallas run.
WO-S: Ronald Carter 25 fumble return. KJ Miller pass from Dallas.
WO-S: Thomas Wallace 69 pass from Dallas. Kick failed.
WO-S: Brown 2 run. Run failed.
WO-S: Blake Robinson 26 pass from Dallas. Pass failed.
WO-S: Jeremiah Shaw 2 run. Ryan Baham-Heisser kick.
WO-S: Jay’Len Mathews 1 pass from Dallas. Baham-Heisser kick.

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WO-S    H-J
First downs             19              6
Rushes-yards    18-38 46-137
Passing         293               0
Comp-Att-Int    17-22-0           0-2-0
Fumbles-Lost    2-0  2-2
Penalties-yards         6-57 8-65

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing: WO-S, Melech Edwards 5-23, Jeremiah Shaw 2-4, KJ Miller
1-8, Quinton Chargois 3-15, Justin Brown 2-4, Keion Hancock 1-4,
Malick Phillips 1-3, Jack Dallas 2-(-7), Team 1-(-16) ; H-J, Deshon
Moreaux 13-45, Cole Priddy 19-65, Talon Tilley 8-19, Bryce Tubbs 2-5,
Logan Thompson 4-3
Passing: WO-S, Jack Dallas 16-18-0 296, Payton Robertson 1-4-0 (-3); H-J,
Logan Thompson 0-2-0 0
Receiving: WO-S, Thomas Wallace 3-97, Keion Hancock 3-58, KJ Miller
2-46, Jeremiah Shaw 3-48, Blake Robinson 3-37, Rufus Joseph 1-4,
Jay’len Mathews 2-3; H-J, None