Mustang v. Yukon: Game preview, who to watch, prediction

Fall Sports, Football

Trey Hunter

September 23, 2022
The Mustang Bronco offensive line swarms Springdale Har-Ber (Ark.) during the team's 41-13 win last week at Bronco Stadium. Mustang takes on Canadian County rival Yukon tonight at Miller Stadium. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

The Mustang Broncos head north up Mustang Rd. for the 2022 installment of Canadian County Bedlam tonight at Miller Stadium.

The rivalry means even more this year as the two teams meet as district opponents for the first time.

The Broncos (2-1) are undefeated in the rivalry under head coach Lee Blankenship, winning the last three matchups by an average margin of 31 points.

Both teams enter the game off a win last week. The Broncos defeated Springdale Har-Ber (Ark.) 41-13 while Yukon (1-2) knocked off Norman North 28-23 for its first win of the season.

  • WHO: Mustang Broncos (2-1) at Yukon Millers (1-2)
  • WHAT: 2022 Canadian County Bedlam & Class 6A-I District 2 Opener
  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at 7 p.m. CT
  • WHERE: Miller Stadium at 1777 S. Yukon Pkwy in Yukon, OK
  • WHERE TO FOLLOW: & on Twitter @MustangReview


Quarterback Tristen Russell (Sr.) and the offense has been on fire to start the season.

Russell has passed for 1,037 yards through the first three games with 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He has also rushed for 105 yards and a score.

His main targets have been receivers Jacobe Johnson, Keegan Bass, and L.B. Hayes.

Johnson, an Oklahoma University-commit, has 371 yards on 14 receptions with six touchdowns while Bass, an Air Force-commit, has caught 20 passes for 344 yards with four scores. Hayes has been in the mix as well with 16 receptions for 171 yards.


The Broncos have featured a triple threat in the backfield between running backs Jay Bedford, Pryce Burgess and Antone Prince. Bedford leads the team with 213 yards and a score while Burgess has totaled 157 yards with a touchdown. Prince has added 74 yards on 16 carries.

Russell has also impacted the run game with 105 yards and a touchdown.


Mustang’s defense has been stellar through three games.

The Broncos have allowed just 110 rushing yards per game and just 219 per game through the air. The team is allowing 21 points per game.

Mustang gave up just 321 total yards to Har-Ber last week, including 114 through the air. The Wildcats rushed 46 times, primarily trying to attack the Broncos on the ground. However, it was to no avail as Mustang improved to 2-1 with the blowout win.

Free safety Zach Warren (Jr.) leads the team with 28 tackles through three games. He also has one of the team’s three interceptions.

Caston Meadows (Jr.) has 24 tackles while fellow linebacker Hudson Conrad (Sr.) has 22 with a pick. Defensive end Elijah Garcia (Sr.) also has 22 tackles with 1.5 sacks.

Defensive tackle Kaden Jones (Sr.) leads the team with 2.5 sacks and has 20 tackles overall. Defensive end Russell Zollicofer (Jr.) leads the team with five tackles for loss.


Kicker Aiden Jordan (So.) drilled his first two field goals last week. His first was good from 22 yards while his second hit from 30 yards.




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Trey Hunter is the owner and publisher of the Mustang Sports Review. He graduated from Mustang High School in 2006 before graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a journalism degree in 2011. He has covered Mustang sports for multiple publications as well as high school sports and professional basketball for other outlets. Contact Trey for story ideas or reach out with information. PHONE: (405) 659-9898 EMAIL:

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