December 11, 2023

Mustangs fall at first home game after win last week

After a win over the Twin Cedars Sabers in the first game of the season on Aug. 19, the Murray Mustangs fell 35-0 to the East Union Eagles at home on Aug. 26.

The Eagles had 21 points on the scoreboard in the first quarter and another six by halftime with the Mustangs scrambling to catch up.

Murray quarterback senior Zach Belden had a 23.5% passing completion percentage with 4.6 passing yards to completion for the game. Senior Gauge Mongar and sophomores Nathaniel Rowe and Caden Page had one reception each for a combined 18 receiving yards; junior Kace Patton had two receptions and 5 receiving yards.

On defense, 11 of the 12 Mustangs totaled 45 total tackles on the Eagles, with five total tackles for loss. Belden had eight total tackles followed by senior Jared Frederick’s seven. Patton racked up one interception during the game.

At the 62-6 win over Twin Cedars, Belden saw a 61.5% passing completion with 22.1 passing yards per completion.

Receiving were Mongar, Page, and Rowe for a total of 177 yards and an average of 22.1 yards per catch. Mongar had a 29 yard touchdown, and Page put two touchdowns on the board. Three, two point conversions went to Mastin and one to Frederick.

Defensively, the Mustangs had 38 tackles on the Twin Cedar Sabers, with two sacks and 7 tackles for loss.

Murray faces Seymour (0-1) at home Friday, Sept. 2.