Stillwater Falls To Mustang 49-26
Stillwater, Okla. - The Stillwater Pioneers took on the Mustang Broncos on Friday, Sept. 20 in a game that was most definitely a
tale of two halves.
The Pioneers got off to a good start, capping off their opening drive with an 8-yard rushing touchdown from running back Cameron
Mayberry. The offense stalled on their next few possessions, but the Pioneers' defense kept them in the game, intercepting
Mustang quarterback Frankie Edwards three times in the first half.
A quarterback change for Mustang in the second quarter gave their offense a boost. Sophomore Chandler Garrett stepped in
under center and Edwards lined up at both receiver and running back. Having both quarterbacks on the field enabled the Broncos
to move the ball downfield almost at will against Stillwater's defense, as they reached the end zone three times before the half
An 84-yard catch and run by receiver Jordan Brown gave a Stillwater a 19-14 lead, Mustang quickly answered with a touchdown
of their own, taking a 21-19 lead into the half and never looking back.
The Broncos pulled away in the second half, enforcing their will on both sides of the ball. The Pioneers opened the third quarter
with a pair of three-and-outs, while Mustang was finally able to get its passing game going, with Frankie Edwards tossing a pair
of touchdown passes.
Wide Receiver King Williams played a big role in the first half but had a quiet second half, as the offense was all but shut down.
"First half we came out with so much anger and then a lot of our key players got hurt and in the second half we just let up,"
Field position was a big factor all game long and in the second half, bad snaps and short punts gave the Broncos a plethora of
short fields to work with. Mustang would go on the reel off 35 straight points before Stillwater finally reached the end zone one
last time on a rushing touchdown from quarterback Braxton Noble, who finished the game completing 21-37 passes for 233 yards
and two touchdowns.
"We just got outplayed," Noble said after the game. "There's no other excuse."
9-21-13 by Matt Mitchell