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HUNTINGDON (September 14) — The Huntingdon Mustangs improved their regular season record to 5-0 after handily defeating the McEwen Warriors 56-7. Despite homecoming festivities and a slow start …
HUNTINGDON (September 14) — The Huntingdon Mustangs improved their regular season record to 5-0 after handily defeating the McEwen Warriors 56-7. Despite homecoming festivities and a slow start in the first quarter, Huntingdon held strong opening the second half with a running clock.
McEwen opened the game on offense going three-and-out. Huntingdon moved the ball from mid-field into the red-zone, but a Brandon Lawton fumble on the three yard line killed the scoring opportunity.
McEwen’s second drive was slow and calculated as the Warriors worked to keep the Mustang offense off the field. Two defensive sacks by Bo McLemore forced the Warriors to punt a second time.
Huntingdon’s Hunter Ensley scored the night’s first touchdown at the 1:44 mark of the first quarter. Cole Edwards hit the PAT as Huntingdon took the 7-0 lead.
After going three-and-out on the next drive, the Warriors were able to capitalize off of a Mustang fumbled punt return. Drew Wills for McEwen scored on the Warriors on first-and-goal from the Huntingdon six yard line. A successful PAT knotted the game up at 7-7 with 11:27 to play in the second quarter.
The Mustangs stepped on the gas peddle in the second quarter racking up 35 unanswered points. Ensley scored his second TD of the night from 47 yards out. Edwards continued his hot streak of successful PATs as Huntingdon increased their lead 14-7 with 10:37 to play in the half.
Konnor Pearson scored a defensive 60-yard touchdown by stripping the ball from the Warrior running-back. The PAT increased the lead 21-7
A second Warrior turnover put the Mustangs inside the red-zone. At the 6:17 mark in the second quarter, Daquon Robinson scored followed by an Edward’s PAT increasing the Huntingdon lead 28-7.
Huntingdon’s Lawton intercepted a pass from Hayden Colston. A block in the back call prevented Lawton’s interception from being a pick-six. Konnor Pearson opened the drive with a 40-yard touchdown. Following the PAT, the Mustangs were up 35-7 with less than three minutes to play in the half.
Following a quick three-and-out, Huntingdon worked expeditiously down the field so the second half would open with a running clock. Ensley teamed with Kelby on a 30-yard touchdown pass to close the second quarter.
The Mustangs opened the three quarter on offense with a 42-7 lead. Rotating fresh players onto the field, Huntingdon did not slow down. Lawton scored from seven yards out after Ethan Reliford worked the ball down field from the Huntingdon 33-yard line.
Huntingdon scored the final touchdown of the game at the 4:55 mark of the fourth quarter. On first-down, Aden Hutcherson scored from 81 yards out. Edwards capped off the scoring blitz with the PAT as the Mustangs walked away with the 56-7 victory.
Next Friday night, Huntingdon will travel to Milan to take on the 2-3 Bulldogs. Game time is 7 p.m.