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.

Mustangs Dominate Fairley

By Jim Potts
jpotts@mckenziebanner.com
Posted 11/15/22

MEMPHIS (November 11) — Huntingdon hit the road to Memphis Fairley for round two of the state playoffs after defeating Memphis Mitchell in round one. The Mustangs took care of business on a chilly night in South Memphis eliminating the Fairley Bulldogs 48-6 and advancing to the third round on Friday.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Mustangs Dominate Fairley

Posted
MEMPHIS (November 11) — Huntingdon hit the road to Memphis Fairley for round two of the state playoffs after defeating Memphis Mitchell in round one. The Mustangs took care of business on a chilly night in South Memphis eliminating the Fairley Bulldogs 48-6 and advancing to the third round on Friday.
 
Fairley took the opening kickoff and ran smack into the Mustang D suffering two back-to-back quarterback sacks which helped stall Fairley’s opening possession. Huntingdon started their first possession just inside their own 30 yard line driving into Fairley territory before fumbling the ball near the Bulldog 40 with Fairley recovering.
 
The Bulldogs went three plays and punted with the Mustangs starting their second possession near midfield. Huntingdon went right to their run game mixing runs with Ashton Hutcherson, Elijah Flowers, and sometimes Gray Eubanks driving to the Fairley 11 yard line when a scoreless first quarter ended. Eubanks put the Mustangs on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run just four seconds into the second quarter. The PAT was good for a 7-0 Huntingdon lead.
 
The Mustang defense forced Fairley to punt after sacking the quarterback again forcing a fourth-and- long play. The punt was short and rolled backwards giving Huntingdon excellent field position at the Bulldog 22 yard line. Two plays later, Elijah Flowers scored an 8-yard touchdown with the PAT good for a 14-0 lead with 9:29 left in the quarter.
 
Mustang CJ Polenero ended Fairley’s next possession with an interception giving Huntingdon possession at the Fairley 32-yard line. Gray Eubanks finished off the short drive with a 1-yard touchdown with the PAT good for a 21-0 lead with 6:28 left in the first half. Huntingdon wasn’t finished scoring yet after taking a Bulldog punt near midfield. The Mustangs reached the Fairley 15 and stalled so on fourth down, Eubanks hit Flowers for a 15-yard touchdown pass with the PAT good for a 28-0 lead shortly before halftime.
 
Huntingdon took the second half kickoff and drove into Fairley territory and lost the ball on a fumble in their own territory. The Bulldogs scored shortly after on a 15-yard run and attempted a 2-point conversion which was no good leaving the score 28-6 with 9:58 left in the third quarter. The Mustangs took the ball on a long drive reaching the Fairley 16 before fumbling the ball again. The Mustangs got the ball back on an interception by Kaleb Pearson. They scored two plays later on a 2-yard touchdown run by Ashton Hutcherson with the PAT good for a 35-6 lead with 2:23 left in the third quarter.
 
After the Mustang defense stuffed the Bulldog possession taking over possession at the Fairley 36-yard line, Gray Eubanks connected with CJ Pelanero for a 36-yard touchdown pass with the PAT good for a 42-6 lead with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
 
The fourth quarter had a running clock and the two teams swapped possessions until Huntingdon found the endzone one last time on a 2-yard touchdown run by Ashton Hutcherson with the PAT no good for a 48-6 lead which became the final score.
 
Huntingdon advances to the third round with a home playoff game against Union City who eliminated Martin Westview. 

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here