FB Mustangs beat David City Scouts 45-43
Mustangs prevail in wild opener!
Last Friday night the Stanton Mustang Football team won its opener over the David City Scouts 45-43. Stanton took the lead early on Cade Goger 24 yd run, but the Scouts responded with a score of their own taking a 7-6 lead. Stanton wasted no time, as Kadyn Fernau, ran the ball 78 yds for a touchdown, Spotanski would connect with Nathan Arens on the 2 pt conversion, making it 14-7 Mustangs. After a stop on defense, David City converted back to back Mustang turnovers into touchdowns. Stanton would answer when Marcus Spotanski connected with Sutton Pohlman on a 90 yd touchdown pass. David City would punch in a score right before the half to make the score 35-22.
To start the second half, Stanton marched the ball down the field and Spotanski capped off the drive with a 4 yard run, a Cade Goger PAT made the score 35-29. There would be no more scoring in the 3rd quarter, but to start the 4th, David City scored early to make the score 43-29. There would be no quit in the Mustangs, as on the next drive, Spotanski connected with Fernau on a 70 yd pass. Goger connected with Pohlman on the 2 pt conversion making the score 43-37. The Mustang defense would hold on the next possession and with 5:49 to go in the game, Spotanski once again hooked up with Fernau on a 36 yd touchdown pass to tie the game at 43-43. The Mustangs converted the 2 pt conversion with a Spotanski run to take a 45-43 lead. The defense would hold once again on the next possession and Stanton would run out the clock on offense and prevail 45-43
"We spoke during the entire offseason about assignment, alignment, technique. We knew we had the potential to make plays on both sides of the ball. We have a lot to fix and a lot to build on going into week 2", said head coach Dave Stoddard. “In 19 years of coaching I can say this game was one where I got to see a team work together and do whatever it took to get back into the game. It was an entire team and coaching staff effort to pull this game out and I’m very proud of how everyone responded.”
The Mustangs were led in rushing by Kadyn Fernau 6-105yds, Gage Tighe 11-51 yds, Sutton Pohlman 8-48 yds, Cade Goger 8-48, and Marcus Spotanski 8-42 yds. Receiving leaders were Fernau 2-106 yds, Pohlman 2-105 yds, and Goger 1-8yds and Spotanski led all passers with a 6-9 245 yds (3 TD) performance. Paving the way up front were lineman Sam Bates, Christian Flood, Alek Reese, Mason Bruggeman, and Jordan Gartner, with help from TE’s Nathan Arens, Zak Hansen, Trey Elbert and Morghan Prusa.
Leading tacklers were Issiah Borgmann 8, Christian Flood 7, Gage Tighe 6, Nathan Arens 6, Ben Wilke 6, Parker Krusemark 5, Kadyn Fernau 5, Zak Hansen 4, Sam Bates 4, Sutton Pohlman 3, Alek Reese 3, Moorghan Prusa 2, Mason Brugeman 1, and Damien Erickson 1. The Mustangs host the Tekamah-Herman Tigers at 7:00 pm this Friday. We hope to have another great crowd on hand, as the crowd for the David City game was very much appreciated.