Mustangs score five times in final tuneup

August 23, 2013

Sweetwater receiver Dylan Bennett makes a catch in Thursday’s final scrimmage while being tackled by a Lake View defender. Six receivers caught passes for the Mustangs, who scored four times through the air and also hit paydirt on an interception return. (Photo by Sonya Davison)

The spread offense was a big change for Sweetwater’s football program when it was installed by newly-hired head coach Shane Mobley a year ago.
But it seems the Mustang players are finally adapting — even having fun with it.
After managing just one score in its opening scrimmage at Wichita Falls Hir-schi, Sweetwater’s offense scored on its first two plays against San Angelo Lake View in Thursday’s final scrimmage at the Bowl. And both scores came in spec-tacular fashion.
First, Bray Amos hauled in a short pass from quar-terback Kaegan Jeffrey and turned it into a highlight-reel 70-yard touchdown.
Following Amos’ score, the controlled format used for the first half of the scrimmage dictated that the ball come back to the 30-yard line, but facing the opposite end zone.
This time, Jeffrey imme-diately dialed long distance to Isaiah McGee, who out-fought his defender before running in for the TD.
Although the Mustangs couldn’t keep up that pace, they still had a big night against the Chiefs.
Jeffrey, the team’s junior QB, completed 11-for-16 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. He also connected with De’Andre Gatson on a 17-yard TD during the “live quarter” portion of the scrimmage.
Number two QB Hayden Reeves also had an effective night, completing 5-of-9 throws for 73 yards includ-ing a 23-yard touchdown to Gatson, who had four re-ceptions for 61 yards.
That’s over 300 yards passing on just 25 throws.
Amos also had four catches for 76 yards; McGee caught three passes for a team-high 102 yards; and Dylan Bennett had three catches for 38 yards. Quen-tin Wetsel and J’Corey Amos also caught passes.
Jeffrey and Marquees Jenkins also had first-down runs during the night The Mustangs out-scored Lake View 5-1 in touchdowns, the Chiefs’ only TD coming near the end of the live quarter on a fourth-down run.
Sweetwater’s defense got to the end zone on Thursday before the offense had even taken a snap.
McGee stepped in front of a Lake View option toss and returned it for a 40-yard touchdown on the Chiefs’ fourth play of the scrimmage, and the Mustangs also recovered three Chiefs fumbles later on.

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