(photo by Kevin Watson: Chisum quarterback Matthew Griffith running through the line on homecoming)
For the second week in a row the Chisum Mustangs had a lead in the second quarter. Both games saw that lead evaporate in the frame. And in the end, it was the Mustangs on the wrong side of a 19-18 score.
“When we watched film this week that’s all we watched was the second quarter [from last week] and how it kind of fell apart,” Coach Zack Millsap said after the game. “We got gassed. We started out hot and had the same situation.”
Wolfe City came into the game having put up 60 points in their opener last week against Leonard. This week, the Mustangs defense showed up for homecoming. Despite giving up just over 400 yards of offense to the Wolves, Chisum had the bend but don’t break attitude. They recovered a fumble and had two interceptions in the game.
The biggest defensive play came in the second quarter. Wolfe City got the ball inside the five yard line and a first and goal situation. The Mustang defense shut the door on the next four plays and kept Wolfe City out of the end zone.
“They played really well,” Millsap said about his defense. “We went into it knowing we had to stop the run…..they bought into what we told them all week that we had to stop the run.”
Meanwhile on the other side of the ball, the Mustangs got the scoring going on their first possession. It took one play for Matthew Griffith to run 79 yards for a touchdown. A little later in the first quarter, Jimmy Lewis tacked on a touchdown run of his own. His came from six yards out. Both two point conversions were no good so the Mustangs had a 12-0 lead.
Wolfe City rattled off the next 19 points. Their first touchdown came on a one yard run. The next came on a 44 yard passing play. The Wolves made one of the extra points and enjoyed a 13-12 lead at the halftime break. In the third quarter, Wolfe City added another score. This time it was because of a 38 yard pass. The extra point, once again, was no good.
Chisum had some life and they took advantage. They drove down the field methodically and capped the drive off with a four yard run. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the two point conversion was no good once again making the score 19-18. That’s how the game would end as neither team would score again.
The Mustangs were led on defense by JImmy Lewis who had 11 tackles.
Offensively the Griffith led the way with 151 rushing yards. He also threw for 49 yards. Lewis had 74 yards rushing.
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