Mustangs Take Down Tough Troy Opponent


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After the game, the Mustangs thank the crowd for supporting and cheering them on throughout the entirety of the game

Brandon Russell, Section Editor

In the second regular season game for the Yorba Linda Football team, the Mustangs took down the Troy Warriors in an overwhelmingly come back 35-21 win in the fourth quarter. With much anticipation coming out of this game, there was pressure on the Mustang squad to perform and ultimately get the win over this tough regular season opponent last friday.


CIF champion defensive end Michael Callahan (11) regards the start of the game as a “rocky start” with “a lot of penalties and mental mistakes.” However through perseverance and team unity, “we rallied together for a great team win.” Improving on their 1-0 win streak over the Valencia Tigers the week before, the Mustangs are now 2-0 in regular season league games.


After going up two touchdowns in the first quarter, the Mustangs possessed a large lead going into the second half of the already predicted blowout game. With a touchdown from Jaydyn Webb (12)  to give the Mustangs a large and comfortable lead, quarterback Luke Wilson (12) collided heavily with a defender and injured his leg during the course of the second half. After Wilson’s injury the Troy warriors battled back to take over the lead during the end of the third quarter.


When the tough Troy opponent came back, Callahan renounces how “we knew we needed to pull together and execute in order to seal off the win.” That’s just what they did; With two defensive touchdowns from Jason Syrko (11) and Jacob Cochran (11), the Mustangs ultimately regained the lead in the fourth quarter and went up 35-21 with little time remaining left in the game. Through three key defensive stands including an interception and two three and outs, the Mustang defense persevered and wholeheartedly moved the Mustangs to 2-0 on their regular season record.


With practices ranging from three to four hours a day, the team without a doubt contributes all its effort and love into our beloved school. So, with many games remaining in the regular season, go out and see our football team do what they love and sport some school spirit for our Mustangs. Callahan and his squad now the aspects of their game that need to be improved upon. From “working on our discipline and focus” to giving up less “unnecessary penalties” the team is more than ready to finish off the season with the game plan of coach Bailey by their side.


The next upcoming game is on Friday, September 22 at El Dorado High School. Come out and support our Mustangs!