Monday, December 18, 2017
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Football: Mitchell 31, Anclote 7

TRINITY — After nearly an hour-long weather delay, Anclote and Mitchell finally kicked off close to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Mustangs' cornerback Kym-mani King returned the game's opening kickoff 85 yards and set the tone for the rest of the night. The Mustangs held the Sharks to 142 yards of offense en route to a dominating defensive effort.

Key plays: Mychael Hamilton's 29-yard run to start Mitchell's first drive of the game in the first quarter helped set up his score nine plays later — a 3-yard run. … Anclote tried getting a drive going in the latter half of the second quarter, but quarterback Tim Dallaire got picked off by Mitchell cornerback Tank Peters.

Key drives: Mitchell's first drive went exactly how any offensive coach would want it to go: 11 plays, 89 yards and culminating in a touchdown. The drive was by far the game's longest and put Mitchell ahead 14-0.

Stars of the game: Peters, a former Gulf player, was all over the place for Mitchell. The Georgia transfer picked off a pass and caught three passes for 33 yards. … Mitchell quarterback Justin Locklear was solid, finishing 6-of-8 for 85 yards and a touchdown. … Anclote wide receiver Ryan Flint was steady for the Sharks, catching three passes for 73 yards in the loss.

Stats of the game: Mitchell's defense kept Anclote's run game completely in check, holding them to 23 yards on 30 carries. … The Mustangs put up 199 yards of total offense.

Final word: "We want to be one of the best teams in the county and right now we are clearly not that." — Mitchell coach Andy Schmitz

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