HUDSON — After Mitchell’s less-than-impressive spring showings against Sunlake and Hudson, Mustangs coach Scott Schmitz implored his youthful group throughout the summer to improve in every facet of the game.
Come Thursday evening against the Cobras, the Mustangs looked like they have improved and then some.
The varsity and junior varsity scored in almost every way imaginable in a crushing 66-0 preseason victory over Hudson.
“The good thing tonight is that we didn’t make a lot of mistakes,” Schmitz said.
“We didn’t turn the ball over. We got a lot of kids who can run the football. Mordell (Holley), Freddie Jones and Danny Barber, who’s just a blue-collar kid, and Christian Trinidad got some carries there in the second half. It was a good night for us.”
The Mustangs scored their first two touchdowns on blocked punts. At the 5:42 mark on a first and 10 from Hudson’s 48, senior halfback Jones (five carries, 63 yards) broke several tackles at the line of scrimmage and continued almost untouched to give Mitchell a 21-0 lead.
At halftime, Mitchell led 38-0 and had amassed 166 yards rushing and just 2 yards passing. Holley added 10 carries for 62 yards and one touchdown.
Former Gulf quarterback Will Fulmer made his Cobras’ debut, going 7-of-20 for 83 yards and two interceptions. Mitchell’s junior varsity outscored Hudson’s 14-0 in the fourth quarter to cap off the night.