Western Boone was not the only challenge the Mustangs faced in sectionals, they had to push through snowy conditions in a chilly second round battle at Western Boone.
The Mustangs saw their strong running game be taken away in the 35-0 loss. Western Boone shut down Zach Harrison, limiting him to only 11 rushing yards as the Mustangs lost in the 2nd round of sectionals at Western Boone. The loss prevented the Mustangs from hosting the sectional championship.
“They were a really good team and we weren’t ourselves. We didn’t play as well as we have in the past and the weather sucked. We weren’t used to that type of weather,” Senior Zach Harrison said.
Although the seniors were a huge factor in this season’s success, there’s no doubt the Mustangs came closer as a team.
“I think the seniors have helped out a lot. They pushed us as far as we could go and they taught me it’s never one person that wins football games, it’s the whole team,” Junior Brayden Patton said.
Going into the first sectional game with an 8-1 record, Edgewood had everything going their way. What they had was a strong offense with a running attack averaging 314 rushing yards per game.
With Halloween right around the corner, the Mustangs might have spooked fans as they used their passing game to beat Greencastle. The Mustangs average 314 rushing yards a game but only ran for 51 in an unusual defeat.
“I think the main focus was to keep doing what we were doing and continue playing as a team and keep leaning on each other. Not worrying about individuals but worrying about the team and if we do that we will be successful,” Coach Bland said.
After a successful regular season, the senior leadership grew stronger and stronger.
“Were just sticking together and making sure everyone stays on the same page and most importantly keeping the brotherhood alive,” Senior Cade Feather said.