If you thought last weeks outing for DC-G football was good, then the week four performance at Glenwood was out of this world good.
Despite a plethora of injuries, the Mustangs came together to drop 289 total yards of offense. Even with that said, the highlight of the night actually came from the defensive side of the ball. Heading into Friday’s contest, the host Rams averaged 455 yards per game. After Friday’s night contest, the Rams managed just 100 total yards of offense.
Coming into the game there were several question marks about how well the Mustang offense would operate without starting quarterback Ty Walker and leading receiver Isaac Boley. Once the game started, however, the questions were quickly answered. Sophomore Huston Halverson filled in the quarterback role and silenced any doubters with just over nine minutes left in the opening quarter. He connected on a 73-yard touchdown pitch and catch with junior wideout Caden Grimes. That not only helped the Mustangs overcome an early 3-0 deficit, but it also made up for the fumble suffered by Grimes himself.
Even with the first possession by Glenwood being deep inside DC-G territory, the Mustang defense showcased one of many strong stands and held the effective Rams defense to just three points. The Mustang defense kept things up so much so that the host Rams never made it back into DC-G territory throughout the rest of the first quarter. Meanwhile, on the offensive end, Huston Halverson completed his second of three aerial scores on an 18-yard pitch and catch with Luke Busby. That put the Mustangs in a 14-3 lead as the first quarter came to a close.
In fitting fashion, Luke Busby kicked off the second quarter the way he ended the first quarter. With four minutes left in the first half of play, Busby capped off a ten-play, 50-yard drive to give DC-G a 21-3 advantage. The only time Glenwood showed signs of mounting a comeback happened via a pick-six interception returned for a touchdown off of the throw of DC-G’s Halverson with one minute left before the half ended. With a blocked extra point, both teams took to the halftime break with DC-G leading 21-9.
The one negative effect of Halverson was quickly surpassed when he added one more scoring drive to the mix which came in the third quarter. On DC-G’s first drive in the second half, Halverson started and ended a scoring drive that spun 47 yards and capped it off with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Clayton Rossmanith.
The defense for DC-G stayed just as strong from the first quarter all the way through the end of the game. Glenwood’s Zach Carr, previously top ten in passing yards across Class 3A, was limited to a mere 39 yards while also limiting the senior to just 27 yards rushing. It was a defensive effort for the ages as it marked the fewest amount of yards and points allowed by the Mustangs all season long so far.
Next up for the Mustangs will be a time everybody at DC-G looks forward to in homecoming. After all of the homecoming festivities commence, the Mustangs on the gridiron will kick off district play when they welcome in the Perry Bluejays (0-4) to DC-G Stadium. The game will kick-off at 7 p.m.