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Middle Mustangs impressive in 48-6 win over Henry County

EAT MY DUST – Kylen Turner leaves a Henry County defender behind in Mustangs win over Patriots.

By russellBUSH

The Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs improved to 4-1 for the season with a 48-6  homecoming win over Henry County Thursday at Paul Ward Stadium. The Mustangs struck early and often in the first half as they raced to a 32-0 lead at the half. Kenton Smith scored four touchdowns for the Mustangs in the first half and rushed nine times for 147 yards in the game. Kylen Turner scored once and rushed for 73 yards on three carries, Kshun Carter added 89 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown, Carter also had an interception in the game, and Keimonte Strayhorn rushed for 65 yards on six carries and scored once.

Smith started the scoring for the Mustangs on the opening drive of the game with a 37-yard run and the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Smith scored again with 1:33 left in the first on a two-yard run and a Lucas Smith run for the conversion gave the Mustangs a 16-0 lead. Smith scored again with 7:28 left in the half on a 15-yard run and added the conversion for a 24-0 Mustangs lead. Smith scored his final touchdown of the half as he scored on a 15-yard run and again scored on the conversion to give the Mustangs a 32-0 lead at the half.

SACK – Brayden Davis sacks the Henry County QB in Mustangs win over Patriots.

Henry County scored their only points of the game on the first play of the second half as Blaine Lawrence scampered 60 yards for a touchdown to make the score 32-6 after the failed conversion. Despite the 60-yard run, Henry County only managed 32 yards rushing total in the game and completed 2 of 4 passes for five yards in the game.

Carter scored his touchdown on the Mustangs next possession as the Mustangs had a 12 play 75-yard drive that ended in a 15-yard run by Carter for the TD. Strayhorn added the conversion to give the Mustangs a 40-6 lead. Strayhorn got in on the scoring act on the Mustangs final drive of the game as he scored on a 32-yard run and added a conversion run to make the final score 48-6.

The Mustangs hit the road this week as they travel to McKenzie for a 6:30 kickoff.

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