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By Pierre Bibbs
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Mustangs now 6-0, headed to Glasgow to take on 5-1 Scotties

 

October 13, 2021

Spencer Gibbs returns an interception for 20 yards in Malta's win over Cut Bank last Friday. Gibbs also recovered a fumble. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

Incoming! Huge game ahead!

The Malta Mustangs Football Team (6-0) is one of only three Class B Teams with a perfect record, but this Friday, October 15, the top team in the Northern B, will be challenged by the rival Glasgow Scotties in Glasgow.

The Glasgow Scotties have only one blemish on their record, which came in the first week of the season. The Scotties fell 28-14 to the Shepherd Mustangs, but since have been on a six-game win streak. The Scotties' last win was a 30-8 victory over the Conrad Cowboys. The Scotties ended the Fairfield Eagles 48 game win streak against 2B opponents on Friday, October 1.

In the win over Fairfield, Glasgow had three offensive touchdowns and a 75-yard kickoff return. Glasgow leaned on their run game to score two-point conversions on each of their touchdowns and converted each try.

Malta won the last four times the teams have met. The last time the teams met was on Friday, October 9, 2020; Malta won 26-14. The last time Glasgow won was in a 34-33 thriller on Friday, October 21, 2016.

The kickoff against Glasgow is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Glasgow.

In their 20-0 win over the Cut Bank Wolves in Malta last Friday, October 8, the Mustangs had a total of 300 yards of offense, led by senior quarterback Connor Tuss, who had three touchdowns, two interceptions, and 188 yards through the air.

"We had a couple of good plays and some good defensive stops," Mustang Camryn Mears said when asked about the team's win.

Defensive lineman Dwight Werk was asked how it felt to be 6-0.

"It feels good," Werk said. "We work hard in practice every day. We all do our jobs."

Senior Rex Williamson had 126 receiving yards and two touchdowns on three catches. Camryn Mears had one catch for a 14-yard touchdown. Kaden Bishop had 39 yards on two catches and one kick return for 30 yards. Shawn Gilkerson had one catch for nine yards.

Williamson had 43 rushing yards on nine attempts. Senior Cash Salsbery had 41 rushing yards on nine attempts. Mears had 20 yards on eight attempts.

Spencer Gibbs had Malta's lone interception, which he returned for 20 yards. Gibbs also recovered a fumble.

The Mustangs overcame a hard defense game in which they posted 12 penalties for 87 yards, the most so far this season.

"They are a good team," Mears said of Cut Bank. "They have a good defense that we have a hard time blocking and finding the open gaps. They had a lot of blitzes."

 

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