The end result was the same as the Mustang tradition for winning a homecoming continued, but Hamshire-Fannett gave WO-S a tough fight as the Longhorns only lost, 22-12.

“Give Hamshire-Fannett credit,” Head Coach Cornel Thomspon said. “They are a much improved team. They had a plan to try and milk the clock and give us as few snaps on offense as possible and they executed their plan well.”

The Mustangs, who escaped with the victory, only picked up 253 yards of total offense while the Longhorns finished with 281. Senior DaCarlos Renro was the scoring man for the night, with two touchdowns, one on the ground for 35 yards as he played quarterback in the Wildcat offense and the other, off of an 89-yard punt return late in the third quarter.

The game seemed to be going WO-S’s way when the Mustangs pinned the Longhorns deep on a JaMarcus Rhodes punt and four plays later, the snap for the HF punt flew out of the back of the endzone for a safety for WO-S. However, the Mustangs weren’t able to cash in for six until Renfro scored halfway through the second quarter.

The ‘Horns answered back with a score of their own and the halftime score stood at 9-6. WO-S hit paydirt for the last time when quarterback Jimmy Salter hooked up with receiver Derrick Ledet in the endzone with about 6 minutes left to play in the game.

The next road trip is only five minutes down Highway 105 when the Mustangs will face a 3-3 Orangefield team.

“Orangefield doesn’t really have any stars,” Thompson said. “But they are very methodical and disciplined. They will come out and fight for four quarters. They always have.”

The Bobcats are coming off a tough 15-7 loss to the Silsbee Tigers.

“After playing so close of a game with Silsbee, they have the confidence that they can play against us, especially with us going into their yard,” Thompson said. “We’ll have to be disciplined, execute on offense and defense and that will determine the results.”

The Mustangs have been shorthanded all season with not a single game with all players on the roster playing. The injury bug just can’t seem to leave WO-S alone.

“We have several guys going both ways because of injuries, but so do they,” Thompson said. “We just have to put aside our own agendas and play for 48 minutes.”

The game will be at Orangefield with a 7 pm start time. Tickets for the WO-S side will only be sold at the gate Friday night. They are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The subvarsity teams posted victories over the Longhorns. The freshmen (4-1, 1-0) and junior varsity teams played at Hamshire-Fannett Thursday night. The WO-S 9th won 20-12. Devin Moore scored three touchdowns from 43, 38 and 14 yards out and Grant LaPoint had a two point run for the Mustangs. On defense Dee Wofford had an interception and Jarrel Johnson had a fumble recovery. Offensive standouts were Moore, LaPoint, Wofford, and Trent Jordon.

Defensive Standouts for the freshmen team were Malik Levi, Quincy Lindsey, Jermaine Mitchell, Scott McCarty and Aaron Blagburn.

The junior varsity team (5-0, 1-0) beat the Longhorns, 30-0. Running back Kane Tezeno scored on a 4-yard run and quarterback Will Johnson made the two-point conversion. Sophomore Tomarcus Fontenot caught a 47-yard pass for a TD from Johnson. Johnson scored on a 1-yard run and also scored the two-point conversion. Freshman Tre Spencer finished the scoring with a 23-yard reception from Johnson and Maurice Morris scored the two-point conversion.

The WO-S seventh grade team beat Hamshire-Fannett, 44-0, in their home opener. The Stallions got on the board early with a 65- yard punt return by Malick Phillips. The next 2 possessions were both capped off with TD runs of 2 and 18 yards by KJ Miller and a two-point conversion by Dakota Quebodeaux. Dominic Tezeno then got in on the action with a 15 yard TD run and the two-point conversion was completed with a pass from Jack Dallas to Malick Phillips to put the home team ahead 28-0 at the half.

The Stallions slowed down the pace in the second half but still had 2 touchdown runs; 38 yards by Keion Hancock and 18 yards by Justin Brown. The two-point conversion runs were completed by Quebodeaux and Phillips. The Stallions were stingy on defense giving up no first downs for the second straight week. Trey Guillory and Teron Brown both had interceptions in the game. Offensive standouts were Ryan Ragsdale, Chris Griffin, Trey Franklin, Ahmaud Baldwin, Mikey Gobert. Defensive standouts were Keyshawn Holman, Mandel King, Josh King, Morris Joseph. The Stallions seventh grade B team defeated HF, 6-0, in a hard fought game. The lone score came on a run by Baxter Tolliver.

Offensive standouts include Devin Ivey, Skylar Roberts, D’Cobien Dorsey and Ronald Carter. Defensive standouts were Keondrick Barlow, Mike Davis, Brandon Jenkins. The Stallions B team is 3-0.

The freshmen will play Orangefield on Thursday at 5 and the JV will play Jasper at 7 with both games at the middle school. The Stallion teams will play at Orangefield.