History was made Sept. 1 as the new Mustangs Youth Senior football team (2-1) recorded a 30-7 victory over the Red Raiders of Orosi for the programs first home win.
With the team's one loss coming from a missed extra point (35-36), senior team coach Bob Tovar has brought this team, including an impressive offense, together quickly. Averaging 35 points a game, the Mustangs are quickly gaining the attention of the rest of the Central Valley Football League as the team to beat this season.
Running back Luke Tovar continued to increase his stats with another three-touchdown game -- the first coming on a 39-yard run on the teams first offensive play from scrimmage. The second, an 85-yard kick-off return to answer Orosi's only touchdown of the game.
Tovar's third TD was a 33-yard scammper around end. Tovar not only piled on the numbers on offense, (180 all-purpose yards), his defensive numbers lead the team for a second straight game, recording 15 tackles and three assists.
"I knew we had a good shot," coach Tovar said after the game. "We looked strong throughout the game and I'm estatic with how we played and the teams hustle and desire."
The coaching staff was able to substitute freely in the second half and the team's back ups took over where the starters ended. Chase Gathier, Micheal Rendon and back-up QB Christian Conti put together a nice scoring drive ending with Dakota West catching a 10-yard pass for the Mustangs final score on the evening.
Conti also contributed six points with PAT kicks. Tre Nicololous had a 40-yard catch from QB Nolan Le Forge and ended an impressive Orosi drive with a full extension interception.
Orange Cove visits Minarets High Saturday for three youth games. The Titans Senior team are 2-0 on the season and have only surrendered 7 points in two games. The Mustang Juniors play at 5 p.m., Pee Wees play between the Junior and Senior game which kicks-off at 7 p.m.