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Mustangs blank Manila

Hoxie's Josh Cypret (#4) runs down field as kicker David Sanders kicks the ball during the Mustangs' 48-0 homecoming victory over Manila.
TD Photo ~ Debbie Richey
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

After opening the season with three consecutive road games, the Hoxie Mustangs played their first game at Crider Field Friday night, hosting the Manila Lions in the 3A-3 conference opener. The Mustangs wasted no time in giving the home fans plenty to cheer about, rolling to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and cruising to a 48-0 homecoming win.

The points came early and often, as Derek Johnson scored on a two-yard run for Hoxie's first touchdown less than two minutes into the game.

Houston Waldrupe added to the Mustangs' lead with a three-yard run with 7:27 to play in the quarter.

Brad Cook ran 12 yards for a score with 5:32 to play, and Clay Hart passed nine yards to Cody West for the Mustangs' fourth touchdown. Cook added his fourth extra point for a 28-0 Hoxie lead with 2:40 to play in the opening period.

Blaine Middlecoff caught a 34-yard scoring pass from Hart two minutes into the second quarter for a 34-0 Hoxie lead. Blake Snow became the sixth Mustang to find the end zone, when he scored on a 10-yard run with 5:18 to play in the period, as Hoxie carried a 41-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The only points of the second half came when Snow scored on a two-yard run with 5:10 to play in the fourth quarter. Cook's sixth PAT set the final score.

Hart completed three passes in four attempts for 46 yards and two touchdowns.

Middlecoff led the Hoxie rushing effort, with 65 yards on five carries. Adam Madden had two carries for 54 yards. Waldrupe carried twice for 41 yards and a touchdown. Snow finished with 31 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Zach Wilson added 29 yards on five attempts. Hart rushed twice for 21 yards. Josh Cypret had four carries for 15 yards. Cook carried once for 12 yards and a touchdown. Cade Crisler had one carry for three yards, and Johnson carried once for two yards and a touchdown.

Middlecoff had two receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown, and West had a nine-yard touchdown reception.

The Mustang defense turned in a stellar performance, limiting the Lions to 61 yards of total offense and just two first downs for the game.

David Sanders and Cypret led the team with nine tackles apiece, and Wilson had five tackles. Corey Fountain and Colton Riggs each recorded quarterback sacks.

Austin Anglin, Garrett Hart and Wilson each had a pass interception.

The Mustangs are at home again this week, hosting the Rivercrest Colts, in a 7:30 p.m. contest. Friday is also Peewee Night.

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