Five different Mustangs - Mason Meyer (2), David Govan, Jed Martin, Evan Orth, and Keegan Gulley - score touchdowns as we improve to 3-0 on the season and head home for a four-game homestand.
Congratulations to Jed Martin who set a school record for his 86 yard run from scrimmage in the late second quarter, eclipsing the mark held by Sam Howard who ran 80 yards from scrimmage vs Dayton back in 2019.
In one of only two games played on Thursday night in the Commonwealth, the Brossart Mustangs, playing without starting quarterback Jacob Leicht, and a few other key players, took care of business, handing the homestanding Bellevue Tigers a 42-0 thumping, improving to 3-0 on the young season, while the Tigers are still in search of their first season victory.
The Tigers limited the Mustangs to a single first down on our first offensive series, forcing a punt. They would then control the ball, moving it from their own 8 yard line to the Brossart 34 while picking up four first-downs, before turning the ball over on downs, eating up the remainder of the first quarter, which ended in a scoreless tie.
The Mustangs got on the board at the 6:15 mark in the second period when David Govan finished off a 68 yard drive with a 2 yard plunge, giving the visitors a 6-0 lead when the PAT was blocked. Four minutes later we scored again as Jed Martin went on an 86 yard trophy run, and it was 14-0 when Martin converted on the 2 point conversion, which was the halftime score.
A recovery of a bad punt snap by Evan Orth early in the third stanza awarded the Mustangs the football at the Bellevue 8 yard line, which Mason Meyer, the quarterback stand-in, made short work of and the rout was on. Again great field position (the Bellevue 12) resulted in a 3 yard Evan Orth touchdown run, and a 19 yard Mason Meyer score, along with three Andrew Schwartz PATs resulted in a third quarter score of 35-0.
Freshman quarterback Keegan Gulley scored his first high school varsity touchdown on a 50 yard run, with 5:02 remaining in the game, sending it to a running clock, and locked in the final score of 42-0 when the PAT by newcomer Alejandro Arguelles tacked on the PAT.
Brossart returns home to the MAC for a four game home stand, with Holy Cross next Friday, Lloyd, Ludlow, and Nicholas County on sequential Fridays.
A shout out to the players who carried my gear up to the pressbox prior to the game, particularly the one who put my equipment case on his back, and made the trek non-stop. I’m impressed. That thing is heavy, and to my brother Mark who helped me carry it back down – not an easy chore for this 74 year old.
Kaleb Lukes and Mason Meyer are the Snappy Tomato Pizza Defensive and Offensive Players of the Game
Thursday, September 2nd
GAME TIME – 7PM – Gilligan Stadium, Bellevue
Bad News!!! Unfortunately, we have lost the last five minutes of the second quarter forever. Both the Meridix archive and our recording are identical. For some reason our laptop recorder, and the Meridix stream stopped taking input at the same time. I had every confidence that even though Meridix went down, the recording would continue. It didn’t, which says that the problem is on our end.
What you missed was Jed Martin running 86 yards for a touchdown, and then also succeeding on the 2-Point conversion.
The second half of the broadcast executed without a hitch and was both recorded and on the Meridix replay. I will run some tests between now and next Friday’s Holy Cross game in an effort to resolve the issue.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!!!