Mustangs to Face Warriors
The North Moore Mustangs will face a tough test as they try to open Yadkin Valley Conference play with a win.
The Mustangs (0-4) will travel to play at West Montgomery tonight.
Both teams have a common opponent, Jordan Matthews.
The Jets defeated the Mustangs 41-6 this past week and defeated the Warriors the prior week, 26-14.
North Moore has lost 13 of its previous 14 games dating back to last season. The Mustangs' only win over that span came last year against East Montgomery.
This season the Mustangs have gotten better offensive production than a season ago, but have struggled to keep the opposition off the scoreboard.
In four games the Mustangs have allowed 156 points, or 39 per game.
Some of that can be chalked up to playing good teams, and some can likely be attributed to a lack of depth. The Mustangs have fewer than 30 players on their roster and have numerous players who play offense, defense and special teams.
The Mustangs held a lead in their first two games of the season, only to have their opponents rally for the win. Offensively the Mustangs have averaged 12 points per game. They scored a season-high 22 points in week 2 against Princeton.
The last two weeks the Mustangs have managed on 18. Throughout the season the Mustangs offense has benefited from the big play. Quarterback Xavier Scotten, running back Jamar Brower, and wide receivers Keyon Smith and Sean Gilmare.
The Warriors defense has been much tougher to score on in four games, allowing only 84 points -- 40 of those coming in a loss to Charlotte Latin.
Last season when the two teams met in Robbins, the Warriors bolted to a 33-0 lead and cruised to a 53-7 decision on a rainy October night.
The lone Mustang touchdown that night was scored by Jamar Brower late in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors have outscored the Mustangs 109-7 in the previous two meetings.
Contact Tom Embrey at 693-2477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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