Mustangs Open Season with Big Win!

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Indiana Mustangs Football
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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.

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