Archive for July, 2013

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The Indiana Mustangs (1-1) will host the Midstate Steel (0-2) on Saturday, July 27th at Arsenal Technical High School. The gates open at 6 PM, and kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 7 thru college and seniors 55+ and children 6 and under and all military personnel will receive free admission.

Both teams are coming off losses last weekend – the Mustangs lost to the Chicago Thunder in a thunder-storm shortened game 17 – 0, and the Steel lost to Leyden Lions 19 – 13. This weekend’s game is critical since both teams are in the Northeast Division of the MSFL, and the divisional winner receives a first-round bye in the playoffs.

The Mustangs are still looking for quality offensive linemen, dedicated volunteers and business sponsors. Advertising opportunities are available ranging from $50 – $2,500. For more information, please contact James Stamper @ 765-681-1327 or Rich Castanias @ 317-379-4669.

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The MSFL Executive Board has decided to award each team that were scheduled to play the Shorewood Monarchs and the Terre Haute Wildcats victories by forfeit with a 2-0 score.  The Indiana Mustangs will benefit by gaining a forfeit win for a game that was scheduled to take place on September 7 at home but this will now serve as an additional bye week for the team.  The Board also said that if a team fills the week with a game then that would be acceptable but stats against teams outside of the MSFL will not be counted toward MSFL stats.

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Indiana defeats Chicago, 41-38

Indiana defeats Chicago, 41-38

When two teams are named Mustangs, it was only befitting that the action resembled the famous shootout at OK Corral with ten different lead changes occurring during the night.  In the closing seconds of the game, Indiana trailed 38 – 34 when Indiana’s quarterback Eric Hooks (North Central HS; U. of St. Francis) found Jerimy Finch (Warren Central HS; Marian U.) for a ten-yard touchdown reception and the lead 41 – 38.  However, Chicago was not about to quit as they took the ensuring kickoff down to Indiana’s seven-yard line following back to back penalties on Indiana’s kickoff team.  With just eight seconds remaining, Finch once again came up with the big play as he intercepted Chicago’s quarterback David Skowronski in the end zone to seal Indiana’s home opener at Arsenal Tech High School.

Chicago opened the game with two quick scores and enjoyed a 13 – 0 lead at the end of the first quarter before Hooks found his favorite target from last year Gavin Wisel (Trine U.) for a 6-yard touchdown reception.  Running back Erick Harper (Arlington HS) punched in the two-point conversion.  On the next possession, Hooks found 6’4” receiver Kyle Wimberly (Warren Central HS) for a 61-yard touchdown reception.  Hooks also hit Paul Carter (Northwest HS; U. of St. Francis) for a touchdown to end the night with four touchdowns and 325 yards passing on 24 – 48.  One of the highlights was speedster James Sharp (Arlington HS) who took the handoff from Hooks for a 65-yard scamper down the sidelines and Dontae Hart (Ben Davis HS) also added a two-yard plunge to close out the scoring.

Defensively, the Mustangs were led by former Marian U.  All Conference linebacker, Dontae Crooks (Arsenal Tech HS) and Eric McKinney (Washington HS) who both finished the night with five tackles.  Crooks also added a sack and pass deflection.  Linebacker Demetrius Hall also had an interception for Indiana.

The Mustangs are headed to Chicago this Saturday to face four-time MSFL champions, Chicago Thunder.  The Thunder defeated the Mustangs in overtime last year during the MSFL playoffs, so the Mustangs are looking to avenge this loss.

The Mustangs are still looking for quality offensive linemen, dedicated volunteers and business sponsors.  Advertising opportunities are available ranging from $50 – $2,500.  For more information, please contact James Stamper (765-681-1327) or Rich Castanias (317-379-4669).

 

IN Mustangs vs Chi Mustangs Poster

IN Mustangs vs Chi Mustangs Poster

In the opening week of league play for the Mid States Football League (MSFL), the Indiana Mustangs will host the Chicago Mustangs on Saturday, July 13th at the beautifully-renovated, Arsenal Technical High School. Tech’s football stadium features a new turf field that was donated by the NFL following the 2012 Super Bowl. Gates open at 6 PM and kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM.

This year represents the Indiana Mustangs 23rd season, earning the team the distinction as the oldest and most successful semi-pro football in Indiana. Indiana will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to Chicago even though both teams made the MSFL playoffs last year. Both teams are members of the prestigious Mid States Football League (MSFL) which will feature twenty of the top semi-pro teams in the Midwest covering Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Chicago Mustangs will feature former Illini quarterback, Juice Williams at the helm of the offense. Williams recently wrapped up his second season with the Chicago Slaughter of the professional Indoor Football League. The Slaughter roster also included two Indiana players in Jerimy Finch (Warren Central HS and Marian) and Madison Miller (Arlington HS and Indiana State). The Indiana Mustangs will be led offensively by standout quarterback Eric Hooks (North Central HS and St. Francis) , and he will have a host of talented receivers to choose from including one of the league’s top receivers last year Gavin Wisel (Trine U.), Jeff McClure (Brownsburg HS, Marian U.), Paul Carter (Northwest HS and St. Francis), James Sharp (Arlington HS) and speedy newcomer Jasper Johnson (Ben Davis HS).

Defensively the Mustangs will be led by former Buffalo Bill player Madison Miller, Jerimy Finch, three former Hoosiers – Stefan Osby, Darius Johnson and Freddy Jones and former Marian All Conference players Dontae Crooks (Arsenal Tech), Jovan McCray and Wm Stubbs (Cathedral HS) along side two MSFL All Conference defensive ends, Michael Cupp (Danville HS) and Eric McKinney (Washington HS).

The Mustangs are still looking for quality offensive linemen, dedicated volunteers and business sponsors. Advertising opportunities are available ranging from $50 – $2,500. For more information, please contact James Stamper (765-681-1327) or Rich Castanias (317-379-4669).