Mustangs host ‘Orange Bowl’ against LC-M Saturday
Hurricane Gustav must have been on the Nederland Bulldogs mind on Friday night when they were blind sighted by Hurricane “Quinny” as senior Quintavious Garrett led the Mustangs into Jerry Mallory stadium and did about 317 yards of damage to the field, before leaving with a 33-13 victory.
Garrett set a school record with his yards rushing and scored four touchdowns before he came off the field for the night. But Garrett was quick to point out during his many interviews after the game, that it wasn’t all him-it was a team effort.
“I knew that I had to step up for the team. The offensive line did a great job opening up the holes and once I was through, they just couldn’t bring me down,” Garrett said.
Garrett, who seemed calm, cool and collected when he was off the field, even at the end of the game, credits his stamina to his spring and summer workouts and just working hard every day.
The defense also stood up to the contest, allowing only 199 yards of total Bulldog offense, with only 9 yards of it coming on the ground.
“Tonight was an outstanding performance,” Head Coach Dan Hooks said. “It seemed every time we would get into trouble, Quinny would make a big run and we would score. The defense also had a good game.”
Mustang quarterback Ortavious Hypolite also had an outstanding performance, rushing for 53 yards on 15 carries and a score and completing 7 passes for 77 yards.
The three sophomores who dressed out for the first time in a silver helmet, all saw playing time-Mark Roberts, Cameron Allen and Darrius Robinson.
The annual ‘Orange Bowl’ between the Mustangs and LC-M Bears will take place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium. Who could forget last years’ contest. The “Orange Bowl” ended with the Mustangs scoring in the last minute of the game on a great Hypolite pass to former stand-out Josh Rhodes, for a 6-0 win. That is a game that the Mustangs and Hypolite will not easily forget. The Mustangs never take LC-M lightly.
In sub varsity action, the JV Mustangs put on a show at the WO-S Middle School stadium by beating the JV Bulldogs, 34-7. The freshman team lost to Nederland, 40-22.