After being shut out a week ago for only the third time in nine years, at the hands of Newport, the Mustangs exploded for 52 points in the first half against the Bellevue Tigers Thursday night at the MAC. Derek Martin set the tone in the first minute of the game, scampering 59 yards for a Brossart touchdown. Junior Kicker Tyler Smith connected on his first of seven PATs on the night and the Mustangs were on top 7-0. On our next possession we would orchestrate a drive from the Bellevue 16 which resulted in a 35 yard field goal by our soccer/football kicker, Smith. The quarter ended with the ‘Stangs on top 10-0 and with the Tigers still looking for their first first-down. The second quarter saw the home team put 42 more points on the scoreboard, sending this game to a running clock. Luke Schroeder scored from 6 yards out at the 8:40 mark. Nolan Jordan scored on a 6 yard plunge at the 7:30 point. Seventeen seconds later Evan Orth intercepted a Tristan Woodyard aerial and took it 20 yards for the score, and one minute later Logan Woosley picked off a Bellevue pass and piled six more points on the board. Brayden Ketron would be the next to break away for a 25 yard touchdown and we weren’t finished yet. Tyler Kreidenweis, who had a touchdown run nullified by a flag back in the first quarter beat the clock for a 33 yard ramble into the end zone with 11 seconds remaining in the half. Tack on six more Tyler Smith PATs and the halftime score was 52-0 and the second half would be played in running-clock mode.
Bellevue would notch their one and only first-down late in the game. They would also pick off a Sam Wade pass, which would be immaterial as the final score remained 52-0.
Tyler Smith notched seven PATs in the contest without a miss, and tacked on a 35 yard field-goal. His 7 PATs were one short of a school record of 8 held jointly by Ross Morrison vs Jenkins in 2009, and Frank Cetrulo vs Bracken County in 2013.