NEW PORT RICHEY — The J. W. Mitchell Mustangs (3-0) held their winning start to the season with a solid victory over the Land O’ Lake Gators (0-3). The Mustangs never slowed to a trot at Friday’s non-conference game.

The first half showcased Mitchell’s strong running and passing game. They scored 5 touchdowns with successful single-point conversions all before halftime. Quarterback Ezra Brennan threw for 169 yards, and running back Tyler Williams had 14 successful carries at 144 yards.

The Gators entered the second half with no points, but quarterback Ethan Forrester scored for Land O’ Lakes in the game’s final minutes.

Final score: 48-7, Mustangs.

Mitchell will hit the road to play against the Pinellas Park Patriots (1-2). Gators will defend their turf against the Tampa Catholic Crusaders (2-1). Both teams kick off at 7:30pm on September 13th.

Sep 6, 2019
By Jordan Hopkins