Mustangs football wins, gets forfeit to move to 3-0
The West Grand Football Mustangs continued their torrid start to the season with a 54-12 rout of the South Park Burros on Saturday, moving to 2-0 on the season.
The defending league champions didn’t disappoint after a dominant 40-0 win in the season opener, leaning on a stellar run game led by Junior Hugh Wheatley to take home the win.
Wheatley ran for 209 yards on just 11 attempts, an unprecedented 19 yards per carry, and four touchdowns. Junior Luis Dominguez rushed for 60 yards on five carries and added two touchdowns.
Senior Jake Bentler led the receivers with 109 yards on three receptions and a touchdown.
The Mustangs got more offense than they needed, as the defense stepped up to quell a desperate South Park passing attack. Down throughout the game the Burros tried to air it out, attempting 34 passes to West Grand’s nine. South Park quarterback Riley Elliot threw for 206 yards, but completed only 38 percent of his passes as the Mustangs’ pass rush had no trouble getting home.
Senior Noah Schroeder led the team with three sacks, while Juniors Austin Stauffer and Marcos Ramirez both had two.
Ramirez tallied ten total tackles, and Junior Jordan Knight had 13. Senior quarterback Brady Gore went 5 for 8 for 130 yards with a touchdown and interception.
The Mustangs were scheduled to take on the Nederland Panthers on Friday, though the game has been forfeited by Nederland. West Grand will take a 3-0 record into their next game against Pikes Peak Christian, the only team to defeat the Mustangs in the regular season last year, on Sept. 23.
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