Mustangs edge past Tigers
Two touchdowns by the offense in the second half combined with two big fourth quarter turnovers by the defense earned Medina/Lyndonvile/Barker a narrow 20-14 victory over host Akron this evening in an interdivisional football game.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 6-0 lead on an 11 yard touchdown pass from Brian Fry to Jarin Rhim with 1:26 to go in the first quarter. Runs of 16 and 11 yards by Emanuel Taylor highlighted the drive. (Click here to see Fry throw to Rhim for M/L/B’s first TD.)
However, Akron battled back to take a 7-6 lead midway through the third quarter on a 6 yard touchdown run by Aidan Smith and an extra point kick by Liam Regan.
It was a sea-saw battle the rest of the way.
The Mustangs answered right back on an 18 yard touchdown pass from Fry to Caleb Cudzilo and a two-point conversion run by Taylor to regain the lead at 14-7 four minutes later..
The Tigers though again came battling back to knot the contest at 14-14 on a 7 yard touchdown run by quarterback Jacob Mazza and an extra point kick by Regan with 8:58 to go in the fourth quarter.
Once again the Mustangs offensive unit answered the challenge, this time with what proved to be the game winning score on a big 52 yard touchdown run by Fry, highlighted by a nifty spin move and cut to break into the clear, just over a minute after the Tigers TD.
The Mustangs defensive unit did the rest to preserve the slender 20-14 lead by coming up with clutch interceptions to stop the Tigers final two drives.
First Bobby Geiger had an interception deep in Mustang territory with 4:16 to go as strong pressure by Lincoln Pace and Chris Johnson forced a hurried throw by Mazza.
Then with just 48 seconds to go Fry intercepted a pass at the Mustangs 27 to seal the victory as strong pressure by Pace on Smith forced an errant throw.
The Mustangs are now 2-4 and the Tigers 3-3.
Frewsburg 40, Holley 6
Holley scored on its opening drive but couldn’t find the endzone again as host Frewsburg bested the Hawks 40-6 in an 8 Man Division game.
Jacob Affronti scored Holley’s TD on a 6 yard run.
Frewsburg took the lead for good by a 12-6 margin at the half by scoring on a 60 yard hook and ladder play in the final minute and a half of the second quarter.
Frewsburg is now 1-3 and Holley 2-1.