The best news the Mustangs had this past weekend came Saturday morning when senior DaJewel Nelson, still muddy from the night before, walked through the field house doors on his own after leaving in an ambulance at the end of the 13-7 loss to the Silsbee Tigers.
Nelson was the bright spot in the mud fest as he posted 17 tackles and scooped up the blocked punt in the end zone for the only Mustang score. In his seventeenth tackle, Nelson hit a Silsbee Tiger and fell to the ground, not moving at all.
The silent crowd watched as WO-S trainer David Shaw carefully turned him over and conversed with the paramedics. When one of the paramedics headed off the field in a sprint, most knew what was about to happen. Many watched as he barely moved each leg before being loaded onto a backboard and then the stretcher. As the paramedics slid the stretcher into the ambulance, he barely moved each hand, giving the WO-S faithful crowd hope that he would be OK.
Although his time off the field is not known at this time, Mustang fans are just thankful that Nelson is walking and that his injuries are not life-threatening.
The game, plagued with penalties, turnovers and missed opportunities, is one that most would like to forget. However, the season is not over and neither the coaches nor players are willing to forget and give up.
Homecoming where the Mustangs will face Hamshire-Fannett in the first home game in over a month will be Friday night at 7:30 pm at Dan R. Hooks Stadium. The Longhorns are coming in winless for the season after losing to Orangefield this past Friday, 54-9.
The WO-S homecoming court will be honored at halftime of the game, with the queen being crowned at that time. The homecoming king will be crowned earlier in the day at the pep rally at 3:15 pm.
All sub varsity teams won this week. The JV team beat Silsbee, 28-0, while the freshmen team won, 31-8. Scoring for the freshmen were Tremaine Anderson with two touchdowns, Ar’Tevin McDonald with two touchdowns and Colin Janice with one touchdown. Jerquis Beasley also kicked an extra point. Standouts for the ninth grade include Joe Lynch, Jerrod Ross, Quinton Tezeno, Reshon McDonald, Anderson, Janice and Ar’Tevin McDonald.
The WOSMS Stallions went to Silsbee seeking revenge from last year’s loss. They found it in a 12-6 win over the Tigers. The Stallions came out swinging causing the Tigers to fumble.
WOSMS scored on a pass from William Johnson to John Scott from 28 yards out. On Silsbee’s next drive the Stallion defense picked up the mishandled snap and Marquise Grant scooped and scored from 34 yards. The offensive stand outs are: The offensive line (Ty Thompson, Kyle Reid, Leroy Saffold, Sayvon Antoine, Richard Wright, Tristan Revis, and Rashaan Wilson) and QB William Johnson. The defense was on lock last night holding a very powerful Silsbee offense to 6 points. Deyawntae Turner had a caused fumble and a fumble recovery, Tavin Terrell Blocked a punt, and Brandon Joubert had a fumble recovery and he also had the interception to ice the game. Standouts include: RC Morris, German Chavez, Elijah Teel, and Brandon Toliver. The other two middle school teams won their games 7th/8th B-team 18-0, 7th grade 22-0. (Thanks to Coach Jimmy Hallman)
Come out Friday night for the 31st Homecoming game. The weather is predicted to be better than last weekend.
Congratulations to the 2009 Homecoming Court and sweethearts.
Freshmen duchesses are Channing Doyle and Raven LeBlanc.
Sophomore duchesses are Sarah Ragsdale and Ashleigh Kelly.
Junior duchesses are Kayla Brown and Danyale Thomas. The senior princesses are Cayla Adams, Khrysti Apacanis, Lindsey Blanchard, Chelsea Dixon, Taheisha Hudson and Bethani Orebo. The senior princes are , Brandon Arnold, Stephen Cook, Justin Francis, Ryan Fusilier, Jarvis Jones, Van Jordan, DaJewel Nelson, Jarmin Richard, James Ross and Justin Sparrow. The king and queen will be selected from the princesses and princes.
Shonnalee Jacobs was chosen as the football sweetheart, Gabrielle Saucier as the drill team sweetheart, Eleanor Papillion as the cheer sweetheart, Katherine Sargeant as the band sweetheart and Ronnie Kay as the band prince.