The J.W. Mitchell Mustangs went up against the River Ridge Royal Knights Friday 8/30 for their rivalry game. A game most of us wait in anticipation to see.
Mustangs kickoff first to the Knights, unfortunately they fumble the ball and the mustangs gain possession of it. #24 Tyler Williams score a TD with a 20 yd Rush. With under a minute to go in the first, #22 Anthony Roussos runs it and scores for the Knights. Score 7-7.
Beginning of the second quarter, the Mustangs must punt, the Knights take it down field, Roussos bringing up another Rushing TD. The Mustangs fumble the ball and the Knight recover at the 22 yd line. #56 Matthew Harkness kicks a 42 yd field goal. 2 minutes to go and #11 Ezra Brennan throws a 45 yd pass which is completed to #2 Ronnie Fiumara for a TD. The Knights back in possession of the ball, end Fumbling it and its returned for a touchdown. Another 40 yd field goal by Harkness bring the score to 21-20 at halftime.
Start of the Second half, Mustangs get the ball first and Brennan throws an 80 yd completed pass to Fiumara for another TD. The Knights are forced to punt the ball, the Mustangs bring it back and Williams scores another rushing TD. A series of penalties doesn’t bode well for the Knights. The Mustangs put up 25 yd field goal to bring the final score to 38-20. Mustangs claim victory for another year.
The J.W. Mitchell Mustangs (2-0) will face off against the Land O’ Lakes Gators (0-2) Friday 9/6. While the River Ridge Royal Knights (1-1) will go up against the Tarpon Springs Spongers (0-1) 9/13.