Without the help of starters Mark Roberts and Donovan Rubin, the Mustangs were still able to annihilate Hamshire-Fannett, 63-0. Both leaders were out due to injuries but led their team from the sidelines to a wonderful victory that the Mustangs needed to give them confidence for the rest of the season.

Quarterback Jimmy Salter led the team, using a balanced rushing and passing attack, to 475 total offensive yards and the Chain Gang defense held the Longhorns to one first down and -2 yards for the night.

“Our little quarterback, Jimmy, played a well-managed game,” Head Coach Dan Hooks said. “We needed a game like that so everyone could play. A lot of people were able to score after the tough road we’ve had.”

The Mustangs dominated from the third or fourth play of the game when junior DaCarlos Renfro picked off the HF quarterback. The Mustangs didn’t waste time as running back Britton Lindsey was the first one to the end zone for six points. Senior Darius Robinson, who led the team with 19 carries for 127 yards, scored the next TD on an 11-yard run. The third of the “three-headed monster,” senior Darius Mitchell, scored the next TD on a five yard run.

Robinson scored again and right before the half, Salter hit Renfro in the end zone on a perfect 20-yard strike. After leading at the half, 35-0, the Mustangs continued to hold the Longhorns while scoring more themselves. Robinson scored his third touchdown on a four-yard run before senior Justin Thomas snagged a punt and returned it 67 yards for six more.

Senior Derek Ledet scored his first touchdown of the year on a 12 yard pass. Kicker Bryce Crew, who kicked 4 of 6 PAT attempts, hit his first field goal of the season a 20-yarder kicked on first down. Although the silver offense planned to not score again, the Chain Gang defense knocked the ball loose and Nathaniel Colbert picked it up and carried it 30 yards for the last score of the game.

Renfro’s interception brought his total to 5 on the season, while Thomas and Washington both snagged the ball from the HF quarterback also.

Although the Mustangs had a great night, that game is over and the Orangefield Bobcats are waiting, hoping to spoil homecoming for WO-S.

“Orangefield knows that they have to win this game in order to be in the play-off race,” Hooks said. “We have to win, too. If we play like we did against Hamshire, with no turnovers and minimal penalties, we should be OK.”

Quarterback Quinton Evans runs the offense for the Bobcats, where they lean more to the rush game than the pass. Evan Guidry and Ty Johnson also run the ball. All three went over the 100 yard mark Friday against Silsbee, even though Orangefield suffered a 34-38 loss to the Tigers. On the passing end, Evans has only completed 2 of 12 for 24 yards with both completions going to Parker James.

The JV and freshman team will combine for a 5 pm game Thursday at Orangefield. Both teams won against Hamshire-Fannett. The JV beat the Longhorns, 34-0, with Ar’Tevin McDonald scoring on a 42-yard run and an 86-yard kick-off return. Quarterback Tremaine Anderson scored on an 8-yard run as well as two passes to Perry Spikes and Larry Sonnier. Sophomore Abear Simien also had a 12-yard run. Offensive standouts were Rashon McDonald, Daryl Simon, Aaron Ray and Julius Knolley. Defensive standouts were Ladarius Wilkes with a fumble recovery, William Moore with two blocked punts, Sheldon Lee and Elvis Hubert.

The freshman won, 27-6. John Scott had touchdowns for 50 yards and 4 yards. He also put the ball in the end zone after Will Johnson took it 45 yards before fumbling. Scott was there and scooped it up for the score. ToMarcus Fontenot caught a Johnson pass for the two point conversion. Tavin Terrell then threw a 35-yard touchdown halfback pass to Scott. German Chavez kicked his first extra point of the season. Outstanding offensive players, besides those, were Eric Guillory and Jeremiah Klinkhammer. Outstanding defensive players were Jordan Richards, Chavez, James Davis, Elijah Teel, Leroy Saffold, Brandon Toliver and Will Johnson.

Three of the four middle school teams also beat Hamshire-Fannett-8th A won, 28-14, 8th B won, 24-0, 7th A lost, 30-8, and 7th B won, 22-0. The middle school teams will play Thursday at the WO-S Middle School field.

Please come out and support the Mustangs. Tickets, will be on sale in the Athletic Office Wednesday, October 13- 1-3pm, Thursday, October 14- 9-12 & 1-3pm and Friday, October 15 – 9-12 ONLY. Ticket Prices are $5 for Adults (Reserve) and $2 for Students (Student Section). All tickets at the gate are $5.