Manitou Mustangs vs Ridgeview Academy Rams


The team lines up for play Photo by Jack Montville

The Mustangs take their second blowout win against Ridgeview Academy on Saturday September 7th leaving them undefeated in this year’s season so far.

The Mustangs took control of this game not even a minute into the first quarter, as Johnny Swanson ran right past their defence scoring 6 points. This was followed by two other Mustang touchdowns, one belonging to Malachi Peterson who ran wide and into the endzone, the other was also ran in, yet again, by Johnny Swanson; putting the Mustangs ahead 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, two outstanding receiving touchdowns were made by Drew Faloon leaving the Mustangs ahead 35-0 at the end of the first half. As the Mustangs went into the second half of the game with a head full of steam and a gut full of confidence. Peterson had another touchdown during the third quarter. Nearing the end of the game, the sophomore Koan French, ran in the last touchdown ending the game at 53-0.

A few huge defensive plays were made by the Mustangs as well, including a pair of interceptions made by Dustin Bohnert and Ryan Ademscheck, and a sack for a loss of 10 yards by Billy Ryan. Needless to say, this was an unfortunate loss for Ridgeview Academy. They did, however, show a great sense of athleticism, but were definitely lacking in the area of discipline, as shown throughout the game by numerous penalties.

After asking Johnny Swanson, what was it like scoring the first touchdown so early in the first quarter, he said, “It honestly wasn’t any different than any other touchdown I’ve made, it’s not like I did anything special, our line did a great job blocking, all I did was run into the hole and then into the end zone”.

While speaking with the Mustangs head coach, Dan Geick, he said, “The fact of the matter is that now that we’ve hit league, it’s going to keep getting more and more competitive and with that, we have to keep playing better and better football each and every game.”

 By Jack Montville