It was a difficult foray into the world of Friday nights for the Tomball Memorial Wildcats, as they were hammered 37-0 by Magnolia West, Aug. 31.
The game started off with a bang for the Mustangs as they opened the game with a touchdown on the first play. The rest of the first quarter was a struggle for both teams, however and Magnolia West held a 6-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
The Mustangs put 13 more points on the board in the second quarter, before coming alive in the second half. Magnolia West head coach Shawn Bell said his team showed the early season rust after the big bang opening the game.
"Overall it took us a little while to get going after that first play," Bell said. "The kids adjusted and started playing well in the second half."
Magnolia West racked up 477 yards on total offense in the contest.
Mustang quarterback Brandon O'Neil was 3-4 passing for 110 yards and a touchdown, while Brady Bynum totaled 181 rushing yards on 22 carries. Kyle Crawford added 77 yards on eight carries, while scoring twice and Chris Nicholson ran for 72 yards and a score on just two carries. Receiver Zeke Bronson led the way with 117 yards and a touchdown on three receptions.
The Mustang defense stifled the Wildcat offense all night, holding them to 53 total yards.
Junior running back Josh Williams led Tomball Memorial with 46 yards on 11 carries.
Next up Magnolia West will host Stratford Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., while Tomball Memorial will travel to Galena Park for a 7 p.m. contest.