Mustangs shut out by Hawks, 41-0

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

On a rainy, chilly night, a very effective Iowa Park running game helped to overpower Sweetwater in Friday’s non-district football game at Mustang Bowl as the Hawks shut out the Mustangs by a score of 41-0.
Luckily, the games that really count start this Friday when Sweetwater (0-4) will start District 1-4A, Division II action with a trip to Midland Greenwood.
Sweetwater was shut out for the first time as Iowa Park (1-3) allowed just 84 yards. Sweetwater had just five first downs; Iowa Park had 23 in the contest, and the Hawks out-gained the Mustangs by almost 400 yards thanks primarily to a ground game that had 363 yards on 42 attempts.
Sweetwater got one of its two first-half first downs thanks to a high snap on a punt attempt. Darian Carr, the punter, decided to run and picked up four yards to allow Sweetwater to main-tain possession, but after the offense gained just five more yards, the Hawks got the ball back and went to halftime up 28-0.
That was due to a running attack in which four different players scored.
However, Brendin Fallon was the clear standout with 208 yards vs. Sweetwater, while Cirby Coheley, the quarterback, complemented him with 108 yards rushing.
“We took a couple of steps backward,” said Sweetwater head coach Ben McGehee. “I know we played in difficult conditions but we have be better. We’ve got to put the first four behind us and take the next six one at a time.”

Pictured: Taiden Smith, Elijah Reyes and Josh Camacho bring down Iowa Park runner Brendin Fallon in Friday's game at Mustang Bowl.
Photo by Kevin Wright