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Mustangs corral Eagles

September 21, 2018

NEEDLES — The Needles High School Mustangs varsity football team delivered a blowout against their NIAA 2A South League rival Lake Mead Eagles on Sept. 14, winning 58-0 in Henderson, Nev.

According to head coach Matt Fromelt, the game clock was on a continuous run since the end of the first quarter when the score was 38-0.

“We had a great practice during the week with our defense and it showed today,” said Fromelt. “Our guys were getting to the quarterback and forcing him to throw early. That resulted in Dillon Horn and Damon Lewis both getting an interception and taking it all the way for a touchdown.”

Accompanying the dominant Mustang defense was their field-devouring running game as they accumulated 366 rushing yards.

“Marcus Turner had seven carries for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler White had five carries for 124 yards and a touchdown. Semaj Howell had three carries for 63 yards and Dillon Knedler had 10 carries for 79 yards,” said Fromelt. “Gabriel Belt contributed with one touch down and John Perez caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Dawsen Yeager.”

Fromelt stated that their offensive line was doing a tremendous job in opening lanes for their running backs to exploit during the game.

“We always tell the team that even though we are up in the score we still have to work on bettering our technique,” said Fromelt. “We have to focus on doing our jobs and that’s just what we did tonight.”

The Mustangs continue league play at home against The Meadows High School Mustangs in a rare Thursday game on Sept. 20. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on Branigan Field for the varsity-only game.

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