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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Mustangs now 2-0 in district

The Orange Leader
SOUR LAKE — The West Orange-Stark Mustangs took down the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 35-14 in District 10-4A Division I action at Hawks Stadium on Friday night.

The Mustangs (4-4, 2-0) passing game, lead by quarterback Tyrone Wilson, was what put WOS over the top of the Hawks all night long.

With big play potential on any play, the Hawks couldn’t account for Wilson’s stellar start to the game, as he threw seven straight completions to start. The Mustangs also succeeded on multiple big plays through the air and ground.

Wilson completed 12-of-19 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. The Mustangs outgained the Hawks 328-176.

The Mustang defense was able to stop the Hawks split-t offense and limit them severely all night long, which was another big reason the Mustangs took a big lead in the second quarter.

Lumberton 34, Bridge City 0
BRIDGE CITY — A rough first half spelled doom for the Bridge City Cardinals as they dropped a 34-0 decision to the Lumberton Raiders Friday night in District 11-4A Division I action.

The Raiders (5-3, 3-0) used their punishing running game to go up 28-0 on the Cardinals (1-7, 0-3) by intermission and also took advantage of four Bridge City turnovers.

The Raiders finished with 310 total yards, all coming on the ground.

Lumberton tailback Ty Cruse finished with 135 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Drake Boykin had 79 yards on 12 totes and Reagan Koch added 63 yards on three carries.

The Cardinals finished with 182 total yards but couldn’t get their ground game going. The Cardinals had 90 rushing yards on 42 carries with Rylan Play leading the way with 56 tough yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Cace Skinner completed 9-of-20 passes for 92 yards. Blake Moore had four receptions for 44 yards while Jackson Tims had three grabs for 37 yards.

Lumberton had 215 yards in the first half, all on the ground. Cruse zipped for 87 yards on 11 carries in the half. Boykin had 66 yards on 10 totes while Koch had 57 yards on two carries.

Woodville 43, Orangefield 14
WOODVILLE — The first-place Woodville Eagles scooted past the Orangefield Bobcats 43-14 Friday night to stay perfect on the season and in District 12-3A Division I play.

The win pushes the Eagles to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in district while the Bobcats slipped to 4-4 overall and 1-4 in district.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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