TRINITY — After a sluggish first half, Ricky Trinidad broke two long touchdown runs and finished with 242 yards as Mitchell pepped up and buried Ridgewood 42-3 Friday night.
"Ridgewood did a phenomenal job of coming out and smacking us right in dang face in the first half," Mustangs coach Brian Wachtel said. "I think we learned the lesson that sometimes you can't let the old balloon get too inflated."
After a scoreless first quarter, the Rams (0-2) drew first blood early in the second quarter on a 39-yard Joshua Gray field goal. Gray missed on his first attempt, but a penalty was called for running into the kicker and Ridgewood took advantage.
The Mustangs (2-0) responded in the final minutes of the half, scoring on a 37-yard run by Ricky Trinidad. Despite his score, Trinidad was held to just 49 first-half yards.
"Ridgewood was clogging the holes," Trinidad said. "They just seemed like they knew what we were running."
The Rams, however, seemed to run out of answers in the second half as Mitchell took command, mostly as a result of Trinidad's ability to escape tackles. The Mustangs back finished with 242 yards on eight carries, including 99- and 80-yard touchdown runs.
"I just kept my feet churning," Trinidad said. "I don't stop until I'm on the ground. They think they can bring me down with arm tackles, that's not going to work. I'm only 165 (pounds), but that's not going to work."
The Mustangs' Freddie Jones also scored twice, once on a 34-yard reception and the other on a 2-yard run. Mordell Holly added a 3-yard touchdown run.