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Mustangs 2-0 after win over G-T

Monday, September 12, 2005

Newell-Fonda continued its solid early-season play here Friday night, dominating the line of scrimmage in a 35-0 rout of Graettinger-Terril.

With the win, the Mustangs improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in district play.

"We had a good effort out of our kids this week, just as we did last week," Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken said after Friday night's game.

"In our district, if you don't come ready to play physical football, you're going to get it handed to you. It's always tough to play on the road but our kids handled it well tonight."

The Mustangs rushed 38 times for 203 yards while holding Graettinger-Terril to just 83 yards on 55 carries.

The Mustangs scored first on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Mike Movall to running back Chad Buchholz. They took a 14-0 lead later in the opening quarter on a 77-yard run by sophomore running back Spencer Baak.

Baak's long run came right after the Mustang defense stopped G-T in the red zone. He said G-T had a third and two situation from inside the N-F ten, but the GT quarterback was sacked for a 30-yard loss.

"For some reason, he decided to scramble, and we stopped them on downs. It could have been 7-7 and who knows what could have happened after that," Wilken said.

The Mustangs were on cruise control after that. They added one touchdown in each of the last two quarters. Halfback David Hopper scored in the third frame on a 16-yard run. Buchholz ended the game's scoring on a 3-yard plunge in the fourth quarter. Next week, the Mustangs play host to district opponent Southeast Webster.

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