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Football: Mitchell 21, Springstead 20

TRINITY — Mitchell scored early and held on to win its last home game of the regular season 21-20 against Springstead on Friday night.

Mike Guzman returned the opening kickoff for the Mustangs 73 yards to the Springstead 2 then Mordell Holley scored on the first play from scrimmage.

The Eagles (2-6) could not get much going early but managed to get a couple of big runs from Pedro Estrada in the second quarter, leading to Austin Stock's 1-yard touchdown run.

Mustangs running back Christian Trinidad replied with a touchdown of his own, but Springstead's Tyler Mahla threw a 5-yard pass to Tyler Anderson to tie the game before the half.

Mitchell's defense had trouble stopping the run the rest of the game, as Estrada finished with 141 yards on 20 carries.

On the first drive of the second half, the Eagles went 80 yards for a touchdown. Thirteen of the 15 plays were rushes, including Mahla's touchdown.

But the point after attempt was no good, and it would prove to be costly. On the next drive, Mitchell (5-4) scored at the start of the fourth quarter and converted the point after, putting the Mustangs up 21-20.

Springstead was able to get to the Mitchell 4-yard line, but on fourth down Scott Baker missed a 21-yard field goal.

Springstead had one last try with less than a minute remaining but time expired.

Football: Mitchell 21, Springstead 20 10/28/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:21am]
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