Archive for June, 2013

 

2013 Indiana Mustangs

2013 Indiana Mustangs

The Mustangs are hosting an inner-squad scrimmage on Sunday, June 30th at Riverside Park.  Pregame warm-ups will begin at 5pm.  Defensive players will be in BLACK jerseys and Offensive players will be in WHITE jerseys for this scrimmage.

The team only has two more Sunday practices remaining (Jun 30th and July 7) before the season opener on July 13th. The team will take July 3rd off in observance of Independence Day. The 60-man roster at this time has been determined and has been turned into the MSFL head offices. Come check out the 2013 Indiana Mustangs before they host the Chicago Mustangs.

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Mustangs Dance Auditions

Mustangs Dance Auditions

Auditions for the Indiana Mustangs new dance team will be coming up soon! If anyone is interested, this will be a dance team to excite the football fans. Due to its late start, the dance team’s main goal this year will be to make connections and bond with the crowd. Each year I hope to further our reach and become something truly amazing. Auditions will be held on June 23 from 3 PM to 5 PM at Starlight Dance Academy. The address is 189 N US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. Please contact me at (317) 919-6750 if you have any questions. Thank you!

kellihkirkwood@gmail.com

The Indiana Mustangs and Indiana Generals of the MidStates Football League (MSFL) hosted a double-header on Saturday at Roncalli High School with the Indiana Cutters and Marion County Crusaders who are members of the Interstate Football League (IFL).  The Mustangs defeated the Cutters 26 – 20 while the Generals dismantled the Crusaders 31 – 0 before the game was called late in the third quarter.

The Mustangs took their opening possession quickly downfield inside the Cutter red zone before back-to-back bad snaps moved the Mustangs back to midfield.  On the following play, the Cutters defense picked up another bad snap and returned the ball forty yards for the Cutters first score giving the Cutters an early 6 – 0 lead.

The Mustangs offense scored on the next possession when quarterback Eric Hooks (North Central HS; St. Francis) connected with former Ben Davis receiver Jasper Johnson for a fifty-five yard touchdown reception tying the score 6 – 6.  Late in the second quarter, the Mustangs defense led by former Marian-standout Dontae Crooks and three former IU players, Fred Jones, Darius Johnson and Jerimy Finch shutdown the Cutters offense.  The Cutters final drive of the first half ended in an interception by all-conference safety Stefan Osby.  On the final play of the first half, Hooks connected again with Jasper Johnson for a twenty-eight yard touchdown reception, tying the game 14 – 14 at halftime.

In the second half, Mustangs cornerback Donyea Robinson had an interception which set-up the Mustangs next score giving the Mustangs a 20 – 14 lead.  Early in the fourth quarter, Hooks hit former Marian receiver Jeff McClure for the Mustangs final score of the game providing a 26 – 14 lead.  The Cutters took their next possession inside the Mustangs red zone before turning over the ball.  The Cutter defense showing no signs of quit held the Mustangs offense to three downs, forcing the Mustangs to punt from the goal line.  Following another bad snap, the Cutters ended up with the football on the Mustangs two-yard line.  The Cutters scored on the following play narrowing the score to 26 – 20 with four minutes remaining in the game.  On the Mustangs final drive, Hooks connected on third down with his college teammate Paul Carter (Northwest HS; St. Francis U.)  as Carter worked his magic for a critical Mustang first down.  Hooks left the game with an injury forcing Paul Carter to take over at the helm.  Carter proceeded to run for two more first downs sealing the victory.

The Mustangs resume practice at Riverside Park this Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  The Mustangs are still looking for offensive linemen, dedicated volunteers and corporate sponsor for this season.  Advertising opportunities are available ranging from $50 – $2,500.  For more information, please contact either Rich Castanias (317) 379-4669 or James Stamper (765) 681-1327.

Indiana Mustangs Football

Indiana Mustangs Football

The Indiana Mustangs pulled off an win against the Indiana Cutters in preseason action on Saturday, June 15. The 26-20 win was not pretty but when the offense and defense started clicking for the Mustangs, the Cutters had trouble moving and keeping the ball. Quarterback Eric Hooks accounted for 4 touchdowns leading the offense. The Mustang defense and special teams combined for 5 takeaways (2 INT, 3 FUM REC).

As the game progessed, the Mustangs seemed to gel better on all sides of the ball. While the players are happy with the win, the guys believe there is room for improvement and expect to get better as the kickoff for the MSFL season approaches. The team is working on scheduling one more preseason game before the season opening against the Chicago Mustangs.

IFL vs MSFL Double Header

IFL vs MSFL Double Header

On Saturday, June 15th the Indiana Mustangs will be taking on the Indiana Cutters at Roncalli High School at 4:30pm. This game will be the first of two at Roncalli as two teams each from the Interstate Football League (IFL) and Mid States Football League (MSFL) battle in inter-league play.

The four teams are based out of the Indianapolis-metro area. The Indiana Cutters and Marion County Crusaders will be representing the IFL while the Indiana Mustangs and the Indiana Generals will be representing the MSFL. The Mustangs and Cutters will battle it out in the first matchup while the Generals and Crusaders kickoff the second game approximately at 8pm. Tickets for this event will be $10 and that will give you access to both games.

Four of Indiana’s top minor league football teams will be taking the field this coming Saturday starting at 4:30pm with the Mustangs vs the Cutters then followed by the Generals vs the  Crusaders. Catch all of the action at Roncalli High School (3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227).