Middle Mustangs romp over Jaguars 28-6

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FIRST DOWN – Lucas Smith runs for a first down in HMS win over Jackson NE.
BREAK UP – Kenton Smith and K’Shun Carter break up a pass in Middle Mustangs win over Jackson NE.
TOUCHDOWN – Kenton Smith runs for the first of his four TD’s in win over Jackson NE.

By russellBUSH

 The Huntingdon Middle School Mustangs improved to 2-0 for the season with an impressive 28-6 win over a bigger Jackson NE team on the road at Jackson Southside. The Mustang led 14-0 at the half and 28-0 before the Jaguars scored a late touchdown with two minutes left in the game. The Mustangs rushed 30 times for 254 yards and Kenton Smith led the way with 215 yards on 27 carries. The Mustangs defense held the Jaguars to 25 yards rushing for the game and Jackson NE threw of 147 yards as they completed 10-24 passes.

 After holding the Jaguars on their first drive of the game the Mustangs marched 72 yards in nine plays to score with 7:54 left in the first half on an eight-yard run by Kenton Smith. Lucas Smith then ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. The Mustangs then forced another Jaguar punt and took over at the Jaguar 43 and covered the distance in six plays as Smith ran the last 33 for the touchdown and the conversion failed leaving the score 14-0 with 3:07 left in the first half.

 Huntingdon punted on their opening possession of the second half but Zayden Connelly intercepted a Jaguar pass to give the Mustangs the ball at their own 37. The Mustangs moved the ball inside Jaguar territory but punted and the Jaguars fumbled the punt and Connelly recovered at the Jaguar 47. Smith then sprinted to the end zone on the next play and the touchdown with 7:29 to go in the game. Lucas Smith again scored on the two-point conversion and the Mustangs led 22-0.

 Smith would add a 55-yard run with 5:32 left in the game for the Mustangs their final points of the game. The conversion failed and the Mustangs led 28-0. The final points of the game came on a six-yard run by the Jaguars making the final score 28-6.

 The Mustangs will travel this Thursday as they go to Camden for a 6:30 kick-off.

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