Sunday , 20 August 2017

Mustangs Improve to 4-1 After 51-20 Win Over Polar Bears

mca_mustangs_logoMcKinney Christian Academy rolled to a non-district win over Frost High School in a Fridaynight contest. Both teams entered the game with 3-1 records with Frost on a three-game win streak. The Mustangs flew past the Bears on the arm of Reece Shaw, who threw for a season high 247 yards with 5 touchdowns. Shaw’s primary target, George Harris, finished with 4 catches for 157 yards and 4 TD’s.

The Mustangs added a rushing touchdown by Sky Walker, whose 16 carries for 160 yards brought his area leading rushing total to 1,112 yards for the season. Also scoring for MCA was senior tight end Ben Bajema, who ran past the Frost secondary with a 53-yard reception. The Mustangs’ final touchdown came on a one-yard run by Hayden Foote.

Each team featured two highly contrasting offensive styles. MCA’s more balanced run-based offense versus Frost’s ground-pounding, ball-control straight-T, throwback offense.

Neither team managed to score in the first quarter with Frost stopping an MCA drive at the five yard line when Walker was tackled for a loss on fourth and two. Frost took the ball from that point, marched the length of the field and scored early in the second quarter when Frost’s Isiah Belcher scored around right end from 26 yards out.

What happened next changed the momentum, and the whole tone for the game. MCA’s Nick Weidemann and Ben Bajema broke through the Bears’ line on the point-after attempt to block the kick. Bajema then picked up the ball and outraced defenders to the MCA goal line to score a two-point play and cut the lead to 6-2.

MCA then received the kickoff and scored two plays later on Shaw’s 61-yard pass to Harris for their first of four touchdown connections for the night. The Mustangs never looked back after scoring nine points with only 60 seconds expiring off the clock. MCA went on to score on their next six consecutive possessions.

When the dust had settled MCA led 51-12. Frost did manage to score once more with 49 seconds left in the game.

Story submitted by Gary Jacobs

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