The Staley Mustangs 8th Grade Football White Team got it done tonight against the Stafford Spartans. The Staley Mustangs got things started early on, and never let up. The Mustangs received the opening kick off and proceeded to march down the field 70 yards in four plays to get the first six points, the final 40 yards in the form of a nice run by #27. The PAT was unsuccessful, but the Mustangs put six points on the board. The Mustang defense was fired up, dropping the Spartans for some big losses forcing them to punt. The Mustangs had great field position and made quick work with another score when # 27 took the ball and ran twenty yards for the touch down on the first play of the series. The PAT was good, so the Mustangs led 14-0, two minutes into the second quarter. The Spartans were not successful in getting a first down, so they punted the ball right into the arms of #29, who ran it back a short distance before being brought down on the forty yard line. The Mustangs running game with running backs #1, #25 and #27 were not to be stopped and the Mustangs scored again when #27 took it twenty yards to the end zone for the hat trick. The PAT was unsuccessful, and the score had the Mustangs up 20-0. The Spartans scored on a long run to put points on the board. The Mustangs scored one more time in the first half as the quarterback #6 connected with #88 on a thirty yard pass completion. Even though the Mustangs missed the PAT, they had a 26-8 lead at the half.
The second half opened up with the Spartans getting the kick off, the Mustang defense played big, and knocked them back on three consecutive plays. The Mustangs got great field position starting out on the 30 yard line. The Mustangs running backs #1 and #25 got the Mustangs the yardage to score again. A successful PAT gave the Mustangs 34 and the Spartans 8. The Spartans went three and out and punted to the Mustangs. The Mustangs put in #9 as quarterback and a couple of other running backs #12 and #15. The Mustangs scored once again when #15 bulled his way through the Spartan defense to make it to the end zone. An unsuccessful PAT put the Mustangs at 40 points to the Spartans 8 with less than three minutes left in the game. The final three minutes had the Mustangs shutting down the Spartans' offense one last time. The final score 40-8 in favor of the Staley Mustangs.
The Staley Mustangs put on a show for the Staley fans, they looked great on both offense and defense. The were fast and strong in the running game, had some successful passes, and the defense was stellar! A fantastic game for everyone!! Great job Mustangs!!
Here are some images of the game.