The Mustang Broncos return home tonight to host the Edmond North Huskies at Bronco Stadium.
It’s the first Friday night game for the Broncos (6-2, 4-1) since they defeated Owasso on Sept. 30. Mustang enters the matchup after defeating Norman 49-10 last week on the road.
The Huskies (3-5, 3-2) are coming off a 28-7 win over Yukon last week and currently sit in fifth place in Class 6A-I District 2. North’s other two district wins came against Edmond Santa Fe and Norman.
The Broncos have defeated the Huskies seven straight times over the last seven seasons, including a 37-10 victory last year on the road.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Bronco Stadium. Check out the game preview below:
- WHO: Mustang Broncos (6-2, 4-1) v. Edmond North Huskies (3-5, 3-2)
- WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28, 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 – WHO TO WATCH
The Broncos are coming off a dominant offensive performance where they tallied 542 yards against Norman, including 234 yards on the ground.
Altogether, Mustang has rushed for 1,687 yards this season with 12 touchdowns.
Jay Bedford (Sr.) leads the team with 528 yards and six scores. He rushed for 71 yards on seven carries last week against the Tigers. Also watch for running backs Pryce Burgess and Bryance Sanders (Jr.), who combined for 132 yards last week.
As always, Mustang’s passing attack should be accounted for.
Quarterback Tristen Russell eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark last week and has thrown for 24 touchdown passes.
Seniors Jacobe Johnson and Keegan Bass have combined for 1,424 of those yards on 76 receptions. Johnson has 11 touchdown catches while Bass has eight. Also watch for L.B. Hayes (Sr.), who has 31 receptions for 352 yards and a score.
EDMOND NORTH OFFENSE – WHO TO WATCH
Through their first six games, the Huskies averaged 188 passing yards and 106 rushing yards per game.
Quarterback Pryce Bender has passed for over 1,450 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. He is a second-year starter for the Huskies.
Four North running backs have accounted for at least 100 rushing yards this season, including team leader Mason Hill. Devanor Matthews is second on the team with 181 yards. Through six games, the Huskies had only rushed for four touchdowns.
Sedrick Frazier, Kai Simpson, and Braden Turner are Bender’s go-to targets, especially Frazier, who has 40 receptions for over 500 yards with seven touchdowns.
MUSTANG DEFENSE – WHO TO WATCH
Mustang’s defense posted another solid performance against Norman last week, holding the Tigers to 253 total yards, including just 23 through the air.
Linebackers Braylon Hood-Colbert (Sr.) and Caston Meadows (Jr.) were lights out, each racking up 19 total tackles, including 18 combined solo bringdowns.
Fellow linebackers Hudson Conrad (Sr.) and Jaxon Bobbitt (Sr.) combined for 20 tackles while defensive end Elijah Garcia (Sr.) finished with 12, including two sacks.
Mustang’s defense could see a little more of a balanced attack against Edmond North. The team’s secondary, including Johnson, Qualon Perry (Jr.) and Waleed Gaines Jr. (So.).
NORMAN DEFENSE – WHO TO WATCH
Linebacker Ben Walker leads the Huskies in tackles this season followed by Ty Watts and Kenem Mera.
Edmond North is allowing over 37 points per game, including over 40 points to Deer Creek, Moore, and Edmond Memorial in each of the team’s first three games. The Huskies also allowed 34 points to Enid, 35 to Santa Fe, and 30 to Owasso.
PREDICTION: MUSTANG 42, EDMOND NORTH 10
The Broncos rebounded nicely last week after falling to Union in Week 7. The team’s offense and defense has rolled all season and both units will keep that momentum going against the Huskies.
Mustang racks up over 550 total yards offensively, edging last week’s total of 542.