The Staley Mustangs 7th Grade Blue Team had a tough game against Stafford last night. The first half of the game, the Spartans scored three times off of Staley turnovers. The second half had the Mustangs fairing a little better. The offense generated a little offense against the fast and talented Stafford defense. The Staley defense played tough. The second half opened with the Spartans taking the kick off down the field close to the goal line, but fortunately for the Mustangs it was called back due to a penalty. The defense buckled down and showed their grit as they stopped the Spartans in the backfield and created pressure to have two passes fall incomplete. The Mustangs' offense was having success, with a 30 yard run by #20 on first down and the fighting through for more yardage, when a fumble in the backfield had the Mustangs turning the ball over. The Staley defense stayed strong and caused a Spartan fumble on third down. The Staley offense gained some yards, but the quarterback was sacked on third down and the Mustangs had to punt, which proved to be a good thing. The Mustangs got possession of the ball on the punt return, after a Spartan touched the ball and the Mustangs recovered. The Mustangs had great field position on the twenty yard line. On first down, the quarterback #43 handed the ball off to # 20, who ran it in to the end zone for the Mustangs score. A successful run on the PAT, had the score at 24-7 in favor of the Spartans. The Mustang defense shut down the Spartans one last time. Unfortunately, the Staley Mustangs did not get a win, but they did show a lot of spirit and determination, and fought hard to the end. Way to go, Mustangs!!
Here are some images of the game.