The Mustangs started the season by setting an offensive record and ended the regular season by setting a defensive record. Against Nederland, Quintavius Garrett rushed for 317 yards breaking the school record, while the defense held Orangefield to 0 first downs in their 67-0 win over the Bobcats in their last home game.

“This was definitely one of our best defensive outings,” Head Coach Dan Hooks said. “I can’t remember a game that we have held a team to no first downs.”

The offensive side of the ball also looked bright with 615 total yards, 403 coming on the ground.

“The offense also was back on track with Hypo (Ortavious Hypolite), Quinny (Quintavius Garrett) and the offensive line all doing an outstanding job,” Hooks said. “This is a great way to enter the play-offs.”

The Mustangs ended regular season with their fifth straight district crown and 29 district wins in 3A.

Garrett led the team with four touchdowns and 153 yards on 14 carries in just two and one-half quarters. Hypolite, who was crowned Homecoming King the night before, had one touchdown run and two touchdown passes to receiver James Haynes. He completed 14 of 18 passes for 212 yards and toted the ball eight times for 84 yards.

Senior Kevin Robinson blocked a punt in his fourth consecutive game and senior Curtis Rose scooped it up for another score.

Robinson also had a five yard run of his own for a touchdown.

In the last quarter of the game, defensive tackle Stephen Cook stepped in to run

“One thing about Orangefield, they never give up. They fight hard to the very end,” Hooks said. “Coach Morrison does a great job coaching.”

The Mustangs will now enter the third phase of the season-the play-offs. WO-S will face the Coldspring Trojans on Saturday at Deer Park ’s Abshier Stadium at 6 pm.

The Trojans are no strangers to the Mustangs as the Mustangs picked them apart in the first round of the play-offs last year, 51-14.

Coached by legendary Newton Coach Curtis Barbay’s son, the team is run to similar to the Newton Eagles.

“They are similar to last year, a pretty scrappy team,” Hooks said. “They are coming in at 6-3 with a big 42-18 loss to Cleveland for the district championship.”

The Trojans top player would have to be James Scott, a 6’5 245 lb. running back and linebacker that is committed to Texas Tech.

Several others played key roles in last years’ play-off team, also.

“I’ll tell the kids in our team meeting today that they wouldn’t be in the play-offs if they weren’t good,” Hooks said. “We are going to practice as if it was Waco LaVega, which is the last team we lost to.

We’ll just work hard this week, go to Deer Park on Saturday and hopefully win a football game.”

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and will be on sale Wednesday, 1-3 pm, Thursday, 10-12 and 1-3 pm and Friday, 10-12 am. All tickets at the gate will be $6. The Mustangs are the visiting team.

The sub varsity groups both brought home the district championships with big wins over Orangefield this past Thursday night and undefeated district seasons. The ninth grade won, 38-14 with scores from Britton Lindsey, Zack Drouillard, Justin Thomas, Ladarius Wilkes, Robert Redd and Abear Simien. Other offensive standouts were Ian Jenkins and Taywaun Lucas. Defensive standouts were Mathew Lackey, Redd and Josh Roberson. The overall record for the freshman team was 7-1,
The junior varsity team went undefeated all season, 8-0 and beat Orangefield in the last game, 38-6. Scoring for the JV team were Darius Mitchell, Justin Francis, Brandon Forward, Ernest Williams, Shaquille Jackson, Donovan Rubin and Louvanstie Mouton.

Standouts on the offensive side of the ball include Evander Guillory, Luke Domas, Brandon Richard, Robert Gooding and Brandon Arnold. Defensive standouts were Brenson Lindsey, Wilson Washington, Ed Ivory, James Ross and Rubin.

The Stallions A-Team ended the night on a high note by beating the Orangefield Bobcats, 34-0. Daniel Woodson got the game going early by scoring on a 3 yard run. Larry MacDonald got in on the action with a pass from Jimmy Salter that took him to the end zone for 16 yards. Colin Janice caught a touchdown from Salter that went for 22 yards. Joe Hutchings scored the 2 point conversion.

Salter then had a nice touchdown run of his own that went for 9 yards. Quinton Tezeno finished off the night with an 11 yard touchdown reception from Salter. Jerquis Beasley kicked the extra point. The offense averaged 28 points a game. Offensive standouts were Sterling Lewis, Jack Sergeant, Jimmy Salter, Ar’Tevin MacDonald, and Ja’Marcus Rhodes. The defense did its job by holding strong and not allowing the bobcats to score. Colin Janice had a great night on both offense and defense. He recovered a fumble and also had an interception. Rashon Morris got his 1st interception of the year. The defense only allowed 6 points on the season and had 4 shutouts. Defensive standouts include: Joe Hutchings, Jerquis Beasley, Travon Blanchard, Jarodd Ross, Tyran Como, Keymon Papillion, and Chris Herman. The Stallions ended their season district champions and a perfect 5-0.  

The Stallions A-Team ended the night on a high note by beating the Orangefield Bobcats, 34-0. Daniel Woodson got the game going early by scoring on a 3 yard run. Larry MacDonald got in on the action with a pass from Jimmy Salter that took him to the end zone for 16 yards. Colin Janice caught a touchdown from Salter that went for 22 yards. Joe Hutchings scored the 2 point conversion.

Salter then had a nice touchdown run of his own that went for 9 yards. Quinton Tezeno finished off the night with an 11 yard touchdown reception from Salter. Jerquis Beasley kicked the extra point. The offense averaged 28 points a game. Offensive standouts were Sterling Lewis, Jack Sergeant, Jimmy Salter, Ar’Tevin MacDonald and Ja’Marcus Rhodes. The defense did its job by holding strong and not allowing the bobcats to score. Colin Janice had a great night on both offense and defense. He recovered a fumble and also had an interception. Rashon Morris got his 1st interception of the year. The defense only allowed 6 points on the season and had 4 shutouts. Defensive standouts include: Joe Hutchings, Jerquis Beasley, Travon Blanchard, Jarodd Ross, Tyran Como, Keymon Papillion, and Chris Herman. The Stallions ended their season district champs with a perfect 5-0.

(Thanks to Coach Jimmy Hallman for the Stallion News)

The Mustangs need the community’s support in their quest for a state championship. Make the drive to Deer Park and enjoy a great game. Directions to the stadium are as follows: Take I-10 West into Houston and take exit 781A for Beltway 8 North-South / Sam Houston Parkway North-South. Keep left at fork, and merge onto Beltway 8 S/ Sam Houston Parkway. Continue on E. Sam Houston Tollway South and take the exit toward Red Bluff Road / Pasadena Boulevard. Merge onto East Beltway 8 / East Sam Houston Parkway and turn left at San Augustine Avenue. (Will have to pay tolls both ways.)