Two losses by a total of two points on two two-point conversions is not something easy to swallow, especially for the WO-S Mustangs who are used to maybe giving up two losses the entire year.

Although the 0-2 record might be a little deceiving, the Mustangs have not lain down and just given up. In fact, 17 points were scored in the fourth quarter by WO-S to put the Mustangs into an overtime situation against the Friendswood Mustangs. And even though they put it all on the line, they were not able to keep Friendswood from scoring to win the game, 32-31.

In fact, the big heartbreaker is that close to the same scenario happened last year against Friendswood, when WO-S was beaten in the last minute of the game, 35-34.

Senior Britton Lindsey led the ground game, posting 150 yards on 27 carries along with two rushing touchdowns, one that went 61 yards. Junior Jimmy Salter accounted for 215 yards passing with his favorite target of the night, senior Larry Sonnier catching 8 for 104 yards. Penalties and turnovers plagued both sides all night and both punters were probably worn out after trading punts several times.

The defense had a tough night holding Friendswoods’ Johnathon Johnson, who carried the ball 22 times for 182 yards. Kicker Jerquis Beasley had a 40 yard field goal and was 4-4 on PATs.

But the Mustang players, as well as the coaches, know that it’s time to learn from the past and focus on the future…Next up, Jasper. The Bulldogs, who have always given the Mustangs a tough fight are currently 1-1 and will face the Houston Wothing Colts before hosting WO-S next Friday, September 16 in Jasper at “the Alamo.” Jasper beat Lumberton in week zero, 35-20 and then lost to Livingston, 41-21.

The subvarsity teams were successful against Memorial this past Thursday. The freshman team defeated Memorial 38-0. Tre’ Spencer scored 3 touchdowns on passes of 35, 20, and 28 yards from Chase Rutledge. Rutledge also completed a 30 yard pass to Issac Aubrey for a score.
Jermaine Mitchell recovered a fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown. Devin Moore ran 8 yards for the final score and Rutledge was 2-3 kicking extra points.

The JV team won over the Titans, 32-14. Kane Tezeno ran all over Memorial, scoring on a 4 yard run and a 25 yard run. Keymon Papillion had a 20 yard fumble return for a score and Jordan Richard had two touchdowns from 15 and 10 yards out. Roderickson Cano kicked two PATs. Offensive standouts for JV were Josh Orebo, Tremaine Anderson, and Josh Tims while defensive standouts were Kaleb Franklin and Papillion. The JV and ninth grade will play host to Jasper at the WO-S Middle School field on Sept. 15, beginning at 5 p.m.

The varsity players and coaches are back to the drawing board, with an open week to prepare for the Bulldogs. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the 7:30 p.m. kick-off on Sept. 16 in Jasper. Come out and support the team! Cheer with the cheerleaders and dance with the drill team and band. You will be glad you did.