The Mustang Broncos square off against the Union Redhawks tonight in a battle between two of Class 6A-I’s top teams.
Each team has played solid football leading up to the matchup. The Broncos (5-1, 3-0) have won four straight games, including a 19-0 win over Edmond Santa Fe last week. Union is undefeated, coming off a 42-28 win over Norman in Week 6.
Union (6-0, 3-0) sits four district points ahead of the Broncos in the 6A-I District 2 standings. Mustang looks to make the leap tonight at Bronco Stadium. Check out some game tidbits:
- WHO: Mustang Broncos (5-1, 3-0) v. Union Redhawks (6-0, 3-0)
- WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. CT
- WHERE: Bronco Stadium at 430 W. Forster Dr. in Mustang
- WHERE TO WATCH: www.MHSBroncoSports.tv
- WHERE TO LISTEN: 99.7 HANK FM
- WHERE TO FOLLOW: Facebook.com/MustangSportsReview & on Twitter @MustangReview
MUSTANG OFFENSE – BY THE NUMBERS
Mustang’s offense is averaging over 486 yards per game, including 283 through the air and 203 on the ground.
Quarterback Tristen Russell (Sr.) has passed for 1,648 yards and 18 touchdowns and has rushed for 201 yards with one score.
Jacobe Johnson (Sr.) and Keegan Bass (Sr.) lead the team in receiving.
Johnson has caught 26 receptions for a team-high 583 yards with nine touchdowns while Bass has a team-high 34 receptions for 564 yards and six scores. L.B. Hayes (Sr.) has added 30 receptions for 344 yards and one touchdown.
Four Mustang players, including Russell, haver rushed for over 200 yards this season.
Jay Bedford (Sr.) has totaled a season-high 388 yards with three touchdowns, Antone Prince (Sr.) has rushed for 218 yards, and Pryce Burgess (Sr.) has rushed for 212 yards with two scores.
MUSTANG DEFENSE – BY THE NUMBERS
Mustang’s defense is allowing just over 248 yards per game, including a shutout last week against Edmond Santa Fe where the Broncos gave up just 136.
Linebacker Hudson Conrad (Sr.) leads the team with 57 tackles so far in 2022, including three sacks, one interception, and two forced fumbles.
Defensive end Elijah Garcia (Sr.) is second on the team with 46 tackles and has a team-high 5.5 sacks. Garcia has also intercepted a pass and a fumble recovery.
Nickelback Miguel Vera (Sr.), linebackers Jaxon Bobbitt (Sr.) and Caston Meadows (Jr.), and defensive back Trevor Price (Sr.) all have at least 40 tackles this season. Bobbit is second on the team with four sacks.
Johnson, safety Zach Warren (Jr.), and corner Waleed Gaines Jr. (So.) have all intercepted passes while defensive tackle Kaden Jones (Sr.) has racked up 2.5 sacks.
UNION – NOTES & WHO TO WATCH
The Redhawks are averaging over 43 points per game and are allowing just over 11 each contest.
Union is led by quarterback Shaker Reisig (So.), who played for Jenks last season. Watch out for running back Beau Brimley (Jr.), receiver Gavin Cunningham (Jr.), and tight end Kooper Rich (Jr.).
Linebackers Gabe Roland (Sr.), Rayden Agee (Sr.), and Jace Schneeburger (Sr.) lead a dynamic Redhawks defense as well defensive backs Devin Robinson (Sr.) and Grant Harmon (Sr.). The defensive line is anchored by DeMarrion Thomas (Sr.), Lane Ramsey (Sr.), and Hudson Haas (Jr.).
Reisig, Thomas, Robinson, and offensive lineman Bennett Ringleb (Sr.) were named to the All-Vype team in the preseason.
PREDICTION: MUSTANG 17, UNION 14
The Broncos pull off their fifth straight win in knocking off the perineal power Redhawks.
Each team’s defense should steal the show, even with plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball. The Broncos are hot and ride the momentum of last week’s shutout win over Edmond Santa Fe straight into Bronco Stadium for the victory.