Score: Mitchell 26, Fivay 0
Spring game-breakers: Spencer Conard ran for three touchdowns, capping the scoring with an 18-yard jaunt on fourth down late. He and Mychael "Catfish" Hamilton combined for 125 yards on 18 carries … Mitchell QB Larry Dalla Betta, beefed up to 230 pounds, threw for 89 yards and added a 47-yard run in one half of action, after which the hosts led 20-0, outgaining Fivay 232-28. … Jason Utegg was both Fivay's primary tailback and its top tackler at linebacker, forcing a turnover on downs by cutting short a Mitchell screen pass. … Mason Castricone had the highlight play on offense, tipping the ball with one hand, falling down before securing it for a 36-yard catch to set up the first TD, a short Hamilton run. … Adam Rogers (Mitchell), Justin Locklear (Mitchell) and Kevin Cullen (Fivay) had second-half interceptions though Rogers' 47-yard return for a TD was wiped out by one of many Mustangs penalties … Fivay DT Jessy Schooler, a rising junior, made several strong tackles as did Chase Kerr in the middle for Mitchell. … California transfer Bryce Smith flashed with two second-half receptions for 30 yards for Fivay, while dynamic counterpart Kymmani King gave the Mustangs 61 yards from scrimmage on a half-dozen touches.
Did you know? The Mitchell bleachers are being replaced due to structural damage, explaining the carnival-like atmosphere with fans lining the track in the their lawn chairs and enjoying their choice of various food trucks (Run Away Hot Dogs, Brits Fish-n-Chips) and $2 hamburgers from Beef O'Brady's.
Audible 1: "Probably one play every two drives." — Hamilton, on how often he needs a breather. Mitchell gave the speedy rising junior a look at outside linebacker and he responded with two sacks of Fivay quarterback Trey Doran in a three-play span.
Audible 2: "I just miss being around the team. I miss the spring games; they were fun." — senior Devontay Taylor, who will head to Division I-A Florida International University in late June to play defensive line for the Panthers. Taylor said he's been working out at the Mitchell gym each morning before the football team, a 5 a.m. start time.