Welcome to our new web site!
To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.
During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.
HUNTINGDON (September 28) — The Huntingdon Mustangs remain undefeated after a dominant Region 6-1A win over the Collinwood Trojans, 42-0.Huntingdon won the coin toss and deferred possession to …
HUNTINGDON (September 28) — The Huntingdon Mustangs remain undefeated after a dominant Region 6-1A win over the Collinwood Trojans, 42-0.
Huntingdon won the coin toss and deferred possession to the second half.
A line drive kick by Cole Edwards and a tackle by Sebastian Kee put the Trojans back at the 24 to start. Back-to-back penalties moved them back to the 8, and they quickly went three-and-out.
After the downed punt, the Mustangs started their first offensive drive at their own 48. Daquon Robinson ran twice for a net seven yards, then quarterback Hunter Enlsey took a keeper to the outside for a 45-yard touchdown. Edwards kicked the extra point, and Huntingdon led 7-0 with eight minutes left in the opening frame.
A high kick by Edwards was picked up around the 2 by Carson Ramson, and Mustang Bo McLemore made the stop at the 19. Ramson ran twice for a yard total, then quarterback Jeremiah Tidwell kept on third-and-nine for a first down. Ramson and Tidwell then ran for just four yards on three tries, and Ramson punted, downed at the Huntingdon 37.
Ensley started with a long pass to Austin Baker for 38 yards. Konnor Pearson ran for four, then Robinson for 13. On first-and-goal from the 8, Enlsey hit a diving Baker in the end zone for the score. Edwards’ kick struck the right upright for a rare miss, and the Mustangs led 13-0 with 2:20 left in the first.
Collinwood started at the 24 with Cole Layton running for six. Ramson took two tries to move the chains, then Noah Sanderson ran for two as the quarter ended. Layton started the second with a one-yard gain. Tidwell threw incomplete, nearly intercepted by Mustang Dallas Willis, then Ramson’s punt was downed at the Mustang 27.
Pearson ran for nine, then Robinson for 18 and a first down. Ensley threw incomplete, but Huntingdon was flagged for holding anyway and pushed back to midfield. Willis then ran for a 50-yard touchdown. Edwards nailed the PAT, and the Mustangs led 20-0 with just under nine minutes to play in the half.
Edwards kicked a line drive into the end zone, and the Trojans started at the 20. Layton lost a yard to Pearson, McLemore and Steven Rich, then a false start cost Collinwood another five. Baker and McLemore wrapped up Tidwell for an eleven-yard loss back at the 3, leading to another punt. Robinson made a solid return, but a holding call negated the gain.
Starting at the Trojan 45, Ensley threw across to Robinson for a short loss. Robinson then ran for seven, and Pearson followed for a first down. Ensley kept for nine, then Pearson moved the chains again. Ensley kept for 13 to set up first-and-goal at the 4, then had a touchdown run called back on a penalty. On the next play, Robinson went 16 for the score. Edwards hit a long point-after following a false start, and Huntingdon led 27-0 with two and a half minutes until intermission.
The Trojans started at the 19 and managed a first down on three plays. Tidwell threw incomplete under pressure, then was sacked by McLemore and Devin McClerkin on the last play of the half.
Robinson received the second-half kick around the 30 and returned it to midfield. The Mustangs managed just six yards on three plays and failed to convert on fourth down.
The turnover gave the Trojans good field position at their own 42. They gained just two yards on two plays, then were set back 20 yards on a penalty after the third-down play. Ramson’s punt was downed at the Huntingdon 46.
Willis wasted no time, taking the first snap 54 yards for the touchdown. Robinson ran for two points to make the score 35-0 and keep the clock running with eight minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Mustang defense forced another three-and-out, and Ramson’s punt took a long roll and was downed at the Huntingdon 35.
The good punt was spoiled by Willis, who again scored on the first play. The 65-yard touchdown and Edwards’ kick gave the Mustangs a 42-0 lead with under four minutes to go in the third.
The Trojans ran two plays to finish the quarter, then moved the chains on the first play of the final frame. They kept the ball on the ground and managed another first down, but eventually Tidwell threw incomplete on fourth down.
Starting at the Huntingdon 34, Dejuan Smith and Paxton Weir ran a total of six times for 37 yards and two first downs. Then a personal foul penalty against Collinwood moved the ball to the 15. Smith ran eleven to set up first and goal at the four. He gained a pair, then took it into the end zone. The play was called back on a blocking penalty, and time expired with the score at 42-0.
The Mustangs (7-0, 3-0) will travel to Waynesboro Friday to face the Wayne County Wildcats in another region matchup.