Mustangs Match The 2015 Team's 7-0 Start in 14-0 Win Over Nicholas County - Go One Up over Blue Jackets and Paris in District Seeding Race
Brossart PA Announcer Mike Shannon had the toughest job in the house Friday night as it was his task to read the bios of the myriad of seniors from the Girls and Boys Golf and both Cross-Country teams as well as Cheer and Dance Team, along with the 11 football seniors in the Pendleton Countyesque Senior Night festivities beginning at 6:40pm that didn’t conclude until 7:10pm.
The Brossart Football Mustangs came into Friday night’s final regular season home game, versus Nicholas County hoping to tie the 2015 team’s 7-0 school record start. Forty-eight minutes later the Mustangs accomplished that mission, matching that mark, shutting out the visiting Nicholas County Bluejackets 14-0.
As has been our method throughout this season, we went 3 and out on our first two offensive possessions, before going on an 80 yard drive, culminated by a Jacob Leicht 18 yard run with less than a minute remaining in the first quarter. The “Dewey” Schwartz PAT was good and we led 7-0 with three periods remaining.
On our subsequent offensive series Leicht and Company picked up right where we left off, marching another 85 yards with the same happy ending. Leicht was faced with fourth down, evaded being sacked and sprinted 27 yards for his and our second touchdown, and with Schwartz’s second PAT of the evening, the Mustangs pushed out to a 14-0 halftime lead.
During that half, Nicholas County’s Aurturo Alain Lopez-Dominguez attempted and came up short on a 46 yard field-goal attempt and then at the end of the half a 60 yard try. While we were impressed by the 46 yard effort, his 60 yarder was the better effort, landing on the turf beneath the crossbar. In the second half he would attempt a 61 yard try. This attempt actually came close, missing just under the crossbar,.eliciting a reaction from the fans. This kid can kick. He hit a successful 54 yarder in last week’s game versus Frankfort off of natural grass in Carlisle, and has succeeded on 60 yard attempts at practice.
Both teams mounted drives in the second half, with each team picking up seven first-downs, however, neither was able to dent the scoring column, as the first half 14-0 score would stand and go into the history book as the final score.
With Jacob Leicht gaining 133 yards on the ground in this game, he passes his “Batman/Robin” partner, Trevor Schadler, on the all-time rushing leading yard gainers list, and moves into second place (1,855) among all-time leading ground gainers, trailing only Jacob Elbert (2,796) who holds the school record in that category. Leicht is presently tied with Elbert for the school record on number of two-point conversions with six apiece.
Per Terry Boehmker at the Northern Kentucky Tribune: Brossart senior quarterback Jacob Leicht finished with a team-high 133 rushing yards on 16 carries and he made eight tackles as a defensive back. Leicht has played a key role in the Mustangs’ success. He’s the team’s leading scorer with 58 points and he has a combined average of 136 yards per game rushing and passing.
After Friday night’s games, only three Class 1A schools out of the 32 competing, remain undefeated. Ironically, Brossart and Sayre remain unscathed, with Sayre defeating Williamsburg last night to improve to 6-0, We are 7-0 and the other undefeated Class 1A program is our old friend, Betsy Layne at 6-0. We remain the best defensive team in the stats column in the class by a wide margin, having allowed only 22 points thus far this season, while Sayre, who we scrimmage for a half, before bad weather curtailed it, back in early August, is second best, having allowed 61 points in six outings to date.
Team Rushing – 264 Yards, Team Yards Allowed – 64
Team Passing 12 Yards, Team Yards Allowed – 100
Passing: Leicht 2/7 – 12 Yards
Rushing: Leicht 16/133 Yards, Jed Martin 13/82 Yards, Orth 5/46 Yards, Willike 1/3 Yards
Receiving: Jed Martin 1 – 8 Yards, Derek Martin 1 – 4 Yards
PAT – Schwartz 2/2 – 100%
Defense – Top Three – Lukes 13 Tackles, Leicht 8, Orth 6
Our Class 1A, District 5 competition continues next Friday night, when we travel to Brooksville to take on Bracken County, 20-12 winners over the Paris Greyhounds, in district seeding competition on Thursday night in Brooksville. The winner is assured at least one home field playoffs game. Game time is 7:30pm witrh the live broadcast airing at 7:10pm.