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By Pierre Bibbs

Mustangs Face Tougher Foes This Season


September 13, 2023

The 2023 Malta Mustangs Football Team. Front Row Left to Right: Front Left to Right: Chuck Brettin, Treyton Wilke, Mason Simanton, Hunter Stolem, Clay Hallenberg, Colton Mears, Bow SaintLouis, Sebastian Best, Mason Sjostrom, Kyle Darrington, Blaine Downing, and Stockton Oxarart. Middle Left to Right: Rylee Brusse, Tyson Crawford, Dawson Hammond, Duke Williamson, Jonah Bucks, Korbyn Skubinna, Kohner Schipman, Landon Retan, Sonny Gray, Straud Sims, and Trooper Stiles. Back Left to Right: Oslo Stenburg, Jackson Bleth, Skylar Gilkerson, Alex Martian, Kayden Green, Jake Brown, Laytin Erickson, Tripp Lefdahl, Bridger Benton, Alex Butler, Kenan LaBrie, and Mngr Avi Oxarart. Coaches Left to Right: John Retan, Jeff Van Heel, Ryan Wilson, Aaron DeVries, and Head Coach Nick Oxarart. Photo by Lynne's Line Photography

The Malta Mustangs football team has started the season 1-2 after facing some early adversity and tough opponents this season.

"We have a lot of young players stepping in to fill the shoes of some of the upperclassmen that have sustained injuries," Malta Head Coach Nick Oxarart said. "We were missing four starters last week at our game in Jefferson. We are gaining experience and getting better each week, even if the scoreboard has not indicated that lately."

The team welcomes back a few All-Conference selections from the 2022 season, but they graduated three All-State athletes including Spe...

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