Last Minute Save Secures Spot in Semi-Finals



The Mustangs are alive and fighting another day, specifically in the semi finals tomorrow. In a fourth quarter battle against the Kent Denver Sun Devils last week, the Mustangs came out on top 9-7.

Early in the fourth, the Mustangs pushed to the goal line, where the Sun Devils made a game saving stop, and the fourth quarter became anyone’s game.

Fans stood in the bleachers during the last two minutes when the Sun Devils marched down to half field. A controversial call cost the Mustangs 15 yards. With 30 seconds to go in the game, and with a new set of downs of downs, the Sun Devils decided to go for a touchdown. Their decision potentially cost them the game when senior Dustin Bonhert intercepted a pass.


While The last quarter of the game was a hard fought battle, but the fact of the matter is that most of the rest of the game was dominated  by the Mustangs.

Senior Johnny Swanson threw a game changing cross-field pass to Bonhert for a touchdown in the second quarter. The extra point was missed, but later in the game the kicker, also Bonhert redeemed himself by scoring three points for the team on a successful field goal attempt during the third quarter.

The Mustangs will have an even bigger challenge this Saturday in the semi-finals against Platte Valley (8-3) who defeated Kent Denver earlier in the season 14-32. Numbers say that this is going to be a close game, but no one will know until this Saturday.

By Sam Weiss