It may have taken a while but at long last, the Dallas Center-Grimes football team captured victory Friday, Sep. 6.
The Mustangs were in Norwalk to battle the Warriors, and thanks to a late comeback, they captured their first win 27-21. It was a strong offensive night as the Mustangs posted 249 total yards of offense on just 54 offensive plays. Helping to highlight the night was Mustang quarterback Ty Walker who completed 16-of-24 passes for 158 yards and two scores. Junior Zach Brand led the rushing attack with 73 yards gained with one touchdown on ten carries. Through the air, senior Isaac Boley hauled in nine receptions for a career-high 109 yards and one score.
It was Brand to kick off the scoring and thus giving DC-G their first lead in over eight quarters of play. The junior kicked off the scoring courtesy of a 32 yard run with five minutes left in the first quarter. Norwalk answered on a 14 yard run with nine minutes left in the first half and that would end up being the halftime mark, all tied at 7-7. It seemed like a slight repeat of last year would happen after Norwalk took the lead in the fourth quarter after a 29-yard touchdown pass.
That is where the 2019 edition of Mustang football flexed their muscles and got to work. Once the fourth quarter hit, the Mustangs were in business beginning with a three-yard touchdown pitch and catch between Walker and Boley with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter. That tied the game up at 14-14 and ended up sending both teams into overtime action.
In the overtime frame, Walker put the Mustangs up for their second lead of the game on a ten-yard touchdown pass to Luke Busby for a 21-14 advantage. The Mustangs would end up having the last laugh though as a one-yard run by Luke Busby put the Mustangs ahead for the win 27-21. The win marked the first victory in six weeks of football and gives the Mustangs a 1-1 mark early in the 2019 season.
It’s a perfect way for the Mustangs to enter their home opener as they welcome in the Ballard Bombers on Friday, Sep. 13. There will be a staff cookout for the football ten-year reunion. The game itself will kick off at 7:30 p.m.