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August 24, 2013

Mustangs set tone early in opening win

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“You can’t ask for a better start than that 28-0 in the first quarter,” said Fountain Central head coach Brian Moore. “We came

out and played strong, but I think we tired a bit in the second half.”

Before that second half arrived, the Mustangs added 24 more points while giving up thirteen to lead 42-13 at intermission.

After scoring the last points in the first half, Southmont used that as a springboard into the third quarter – a period that saw

them pull within 17 only eight minutes gone.

Fountain Central regained control by going 47 yards for a touchdown – the last six yards coming on a run by Pierce. A two-point run by Fishero followed to make the score 50-25 as the third quarter ended.

The final period saw the Mounties add one more touchdown to make the final score 50-31.

“I think they keyed on what we were doing in the first half and changed things to get those points,” said Fishero. “On the

defense, we said we had to get a stop and get the ball back to the defense. We got them stopped; we scored and then we

were okay.”

Moore said he liked much of what he saw, noting that his team made few mistakes, but that there were two things they needed

to improve.

“I thought our tackling in the open field was horrendous and I think we got tired in the second half.”

He had kind words for his offensive line, saying, “They are the strength of our team. They came out and really played hard.

It’s just what I wanted to see.”

Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at gfphoto@gfphoto-web.com

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