Mustangs tune up with first scrimmage of 2019 season

By Russell Bush, Sports Writer


The Huntingdon Mustang football team had its first tune-up of the year with a scrimmage against Jackson Northside at Paul Ward Stadium on Friday. 

The Mustangs, coming off back to back 12-1 seasons, ended up on the short end as the Indians posted three touchdowns to one over the Mustangs during the two-hour scrimmage. 

Northside scored on two long touchdown runs and scored once inside the 30-yard line for their three scores. 

The Mustangs, who were playing without three starters on offense of the seven returning for the season, scored their lone touchdown on a 48-yard run by backup running back Aden Hutcherson. 

The Mustangs were without Hunter Ensley for the scrimmage, and Blake Bradley played well in his spot at QB. But Huntingdon had trouble getting untracked offensively against the class 5-A Indians, who proved to be a good test for the class 1-A Mustangs as they prepare for their season opener on August 23 at McKenzie. 

Defensively the Mustangs held their own against a talented Indian offense and will improve as they get more practice time on the field and find the right personal for the right positions.

The Mustangs will host the Covington Chargers, a Class 3-A school, this Friday at Paul Ward Stadium in their second scrimmage of the season. 

Huntingdon will travel to Lexington to take on McNairy County in the Jamboree a week before the season opening game at McKenzie.

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