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December 17, 2018

Mustangs Rebound With A Win Over Madison

After being issued their first loss of the season last week at the hands of Tuscola, the Smoky Mountain High School Mustangs football team came back in a dominate fashion Friday night against the Madison Patriots in Marshall. The Mustangs stopped Madison in their opening drive and took over the ball at the Madison 42 and in six plays drive Will Frady drove the ball into the end zone for the Mustangs first score and with Yanez first point after touchdown in the game the Mustangs led 7 to 0. with 7:28 left in the first quarter.  The defenses kept both teams off the scoreboard until 6:05 left in the second quarter.  Madison decided to run a play on fourth and seven from their own 32 yard line but the play did not produce a first down and the Mustangs took over at the 32 yard line.  Receiver Dustin Stevens took the hand-off on the end around and went eleven yards, James Hinson followed up with a 19 yard run to the one yard line. Frady scored on the next play the point-after-touchdown-try was good and the Mustangs led 14 to 0.  The Mustang defense kept the Patriots stalled forcing a Patriots punt which was returned by Cody Lominac to the patriots 49 yard line. With excellent field position the Mustangs quickly covered with another fifteen yard Hinson run and Stevens catch and run which set up Will Frady for two carries to get the ball into the end zone with 2:24 to play in the third quarter. Yanez PAT try was successful and the Mustangs led 21 to 0 which turned out to be the last score of the first half. The Mustangs got the ball to start the second half. After a pair of productive running plays the Mustangs were at their own forty nine yard line when Hinson delivered a perfect pass to Dustin Stevens for a 51 yard touchdown pass with 10:52 to play in the third quarter.  The Point-After-Touchdown try was pushed back after a Mustang penalty and Yanez pulled the kick to the left. The ball veered off the left upright to leave the score at 27 to 0.  Madison went four and out on the following possession giving the Mustangs field position at midfield. Will Frady carried the ball six times and a twenty yard pass play to Dustin Stevens and the Mustangs Will Frady capped the drive with a touchdown plunge. With the Yanez kicking the  PAT the Mustangs were on top 34 to 0.  After an impressive drive the Patriots were within striking distance of the Mustangs goal but another failed fourth down try turned the ball over to the Mustangs with a minute-twenty-seven to play in the third quarter. On the first play from scrimmage Emmitt Baldwin took the hand off and raced 66 yards for the touchdown. The PAT was good at the Mustangs celebrated their final score of the night.  In the fourth quarter Madison recovered a Mustangs fumble at their own two. Patriots quarterback Clark Gray kept the ball for a plunge into the Mustangs defensive line and found grass in the end zone for their only score since the try for two after the touchdown failed.  After the touchdown The Mustangs carry the ball to the five yard line after several outstanding carries by the Mustangs Seth Ledford the Mustangs ran out the clock at the five yard line. and celebrated a 41 to 6 win.  The Mustangs return home next Friday to face Pisgah.

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