The Madison County Middle School Mustangs football team got the 2011 season off to a good start Sept. 1 with a 38-0 over the Habersham Central Raiders.
Led by two touchdowns apiece from Cameron Stevenson and Ethan South, the Mustangs raced to a 30-0 lead in the first half, then tacked on third-quarter score by Octavious Willingham to wrap up the scoring. Only once did Habersham mount a serious scoring threat, and the Mustang defense stiffened to stop the Raiders on downs at the MCMS 15.
“While Habersham definitely had the advantage in size, they were unable to contain our speed,” said Mustangs coach David Yeary. “Our defense would occasionally bend a bit, but, to our guys’ credit, they absolutely refused to give up points.”
While the Mustangs, who have not lost a non-region game in more than four years, were happy with the win, they know the next two games — region games on the road at Hart and Franklin — are more important.
“We were extremely happy to play well against Habersham,” said Yeary. “But we know that Hart and Franklin will not be so easy. We haven’t beaten Hart at Hart in the five years we have been here as a coaching staff.”
The Mustangs face Franklin in Carnesville Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.