Mustang Football Takes Care of Business at Home against PVI

Photo taken by Eric Darnell ’12

Anthony Brown ’12
Sports Editor

The Mustangs had a great home win in convincing fashion against PVI last Saturday winning by 19 points with  a score of 38-19.  The Mustangs cames out of the gates hot scoring on their first possession with a 63 yard pass from Varsity Junior Quarterback Milan Collins ’13 to Varsity Senior Wide Receiver Tony Squirewell Jr. ’12. PVI came back and scored on their first possession as well but missed the extra point making the score 7-6 Mustangs in the first quarter.In the second quarter, the only scoring that was accounted for was another touchdown and missed extra point by PVI which made the score  12-7 going into half time.

In the 3rd quarter, PVI got the ball first and scored again, at the end of the quarter the score 19-7. In the 4th quarter, the Mustangs truly showed what they were made of, shutting out PVI 31-0 in the final quarter which sealed their 38-19 victory. Some note-worthy stats were The Mustangs Quarterback Milan Collins passing for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns on 13 attempts as well as a 75 yard rushing touchdown. John Hopkins ’12, Tony Squirewell Jr. ’12 and Adam Gilles Jr. ’13 contributed to the passing game with a touchdown from each of them. The Mustangs rushing game was outstanding as well. They combined for 34 carries, 233 yards and 2 touchdowns. Adam Gilles Jr. added 17 carries and 111 yards to go along with his 3 receptions, 32 yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.  The Defensive side of the ball also had a part in the victory with two game changing interceptions from Cornerbacks Tyler Lindsay ’12 and George Battle ’13 and the Mustangs added a fumble recovery for a touchdown to their great defensive play as well.

The Mustangs played an outstanding game of football to get the their first win of the season and have a record of 1-1 on the year. They truly shown they have weapons on the offensive side that can put points on the board and a defense that can catch fire and create turnovers at any given moment. They go on the road to play their first WCAC conference match-up against the St.John’s Cadets on Saturday September 27th.

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