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By Mark Hebert

Mustangs Freshmen/Sophomore football team drops 9-6 game to Poplar in OT


September 17, 2014

Mark Hebert

Malta's Keenan Schipman rumbles for a 10-yard gain against Poplar on Tuesday afternoon in Malta.

The Poplar Indians football team came to town on Tuesday for the home opener for the Malta Mustangs Freshman and Sophomore squad. The two teams slugged it out to a 6-6 stalemate in regulation, sending the game into overtime. Poplar stopped the Mustangs and four down in the first frame of OT and booted a 20-yard field goal on fourth down to win the contest.

Poplar doesn't field a varsity football team this season so their rosters featured 11 upperclassmen (seven seniors) but the young Mustang squad was up for the challenge. Captains for the Mustangs during the coin toss were Caleb Salveson,...

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