Whether it is one standout player or a host of Mustangs, WO-S proved Saturday night that they can get the job done, no matter what it takes.
After Quintavious Garrett dazzled the crowds at the Nederland game by setting a school record, many thought that all it would take for the Mustangs to be shut down would be to stop Hurricane “Quinny.”
However, nothing was farther from the truth as Garrett stepped aside against the LC-M Bears and watched six of his teammates score points of their own, including first year kicker Justin Sparrow, who hit 6 of 7 PATs.
Starting the game in Mustang fashion, quarterback Ortavious Hypolite hit receiver Trey Franks on the first play from scrimmage on a 63-yard pass to the end zone.
After a quick series for the Bears, the WO-S offense worked to give the defense a break by taking their time on 6 plays before Garrett stepped through the LC-M defenders into the end zone for another TD.
The next drive for the Bears was the one that the Mustangs wish could be forgotten as they were flagged for several penalties which gave the Bears many opportunities to score their touchdown. After pounding the middle, LC-M senior Ethan Sonnier was able to run outside for the score.
The rest of the game belonged to the Mustangs as Josh Gloston took a pass to the end zone in less than one minute after the Bears lone score. Gloston had 2 catches for 67 yards for the night.
The defense, which held the Bears to fewer yards than the Mustangs had penalties, got in on the scoring when a tipped pass fell into senior Robert Jiles hands. Jiles took the interception 71 yards to the end zone.
Garrett almost added six more right before the half, but the ball was ruled a fumble and the Mustangs left the field for half time, leading 28-7.
The Mustang Magic show continued as Hypolite put the Mustangs up 35-7, keeping the ball and racing 86 yards for the score. Hypolite then took the next drive down the field before hitting senior Matthew Provost on a 16 yard pass to up the margin even
Franks, who was heard on the sidelines, saying, “I just want to take one back,” in reference to punt and kick-off returns, did just that on an LC-M punt that he returned 67 yards for the last score.
“It was a great team effort that our kids gave Saturday night,” Head Coach Dan Hooks said. “Labor Day and Gustav kind of got us out of our normal routine and we had a lot of adjusting to do. But the kids responded well and stayed focus and we played a very good ball game on both sides of the ball.”
The defense had a new face return as junior Stephen Cook took his first night on the field after recovering from an injury. Four others played with the varsity-DaJewel Nelson, Donovan Rubin, Ernest Williams and Reggie Garrett.
The Mustangs are set to face a stout 2-0 Kirbyville team Friday night in Kirbyville if Hurricane Ike will cooperate.
Kirbyville beat a tough Jasper team on the last play of the game this past Friday night, 43-42, when they went for two instead of trying to tie the game up.
“Kirbyville is ranked 5th or 6th in 2A and it will be a real test for us,” Hooks said. “They have a real talented group and they look to do well later on in the play-offs.”
The freshmen and junior varsity Mustangs missed playing LC-M last week, but will get in the game against Kirbyville Tuesday night at the WO-S Middle School field beginning at 6 pm.
Continue to support the Mustangs as they play every Friday night. If Ike stops the Kirbyville game, we will see you at Dan R. Hooks stadium, September 19 for a great game against the Jasper Bulldogs.