|High School Football:
Mustangs Win Season Finale
Friday, November 17, 2000
By Bob Wankel
SJSports Student Correspondent
The Triton Freshmen Mustangs entered the most critical game of the season coming off back-to-back shutout wins. All the frustrations the team endured would not matter anymore if they could just take this game against bitter rival, Highland High school.
Highland got on the board first and took a 6-0 lead. The score remained the same until right before half time when Zac Finley took it to the house to tie things up at 6-6. The Extra point was dead solid perfect and the Stangs' took a 7-6 lead into half time.
Thanks to swarming defense of the Mustangs any points they added in the second half would only prove to be insurance as they kept the Tartans off the scoreboard. Finley added the insurance with another touchdown and the Mustangs outlasted Highland in a hard fought season finale.
The Mustangs had a rough start dropping their first 7 games, but made a great late season turn around winning three in a row. The stifling defense in the last three weeks has been remarkable, as they have given two shutout performances and held Highland to only six points. Much credit goes to Coach Matt Persichetti, Coach Jay Senft, and the Mustangs never say die attitude.
Last week on November 10th, the Triton Mustangs took on the Gloucester Catholic Rams at home. It was all Mustangs early on as the moved the ball at will against the Gloucester Catholic defense. Zac Finley opened up the scoring with his first of 3 touchdowns on the day. The Mustangs put together a 97 yard drive on the Ram Defense, which was also capped off by Finley. The defense kept the opposition off the board for the second straight week stringing together 8 consecutive quarters of shutout football. As a result, the Mustangs took this one rather easily by the final of 21-0.