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11/28/2014 Ford Field, Detroit, MI –

The final game of the year for the Munising Mustangs got underway from Ford Field in Detroit, MI on a cold and blustery Friday morning. Fans filled the stands hours before the game was set to start, with excitement palpable in the air. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders kicked off to the Munising Mustangs to start the game. On the Mustangs very first drive, Austin Kelto made a great pass to Andy Cooper for the Mustangs first touchdown. The point after attempt was blocked, however, so that made the early score 6-0. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders answered on the next possession, returning the kick-off for a touchdown. A good extra point made the score 7-6, in favor of the MCC Crusaders. Both teams fought valiantly, with their entire seasons riding on the line.  The ball was traded back and forth across the field as both teams defenses held strong after the opening of the quarter, and the quarter ended without any further scoring.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders:  7

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The second quarter started with the same action as the end of the first quarter. The Munising Mustangs defense made several great stops on the Crusaders first drive of the quarter. However, the MCC Crusaders put three more points onto the scoreboard with a field goal on an early drive to make the score 10-6, in favor of the Crusaders. Ben Stasewich had a great sack on the MCC Crusaders quarterback with under a minute left in the half. The Munising Mustangs did their best to stop the Crusaders before halftime to give them more hope for keeping the game close. With thirty seconds left in the half, the Crusaders attempted a long pass to the corner of the end zone, but the pass was incomplete. However, a Munising Mustang penalty gave the Crusaders a first down and a great shot at another score before the half ended. Ian McGinnis intercepted the Crusaders very next pass, due to a tipped ball from Ben Staciwich, and the half ended with a score of 10-6, in favor of the Crusaders.

First Half Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 10

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Second half action resumed at Ford Field in Detroit, MI when the Munising Mustangs kicked-off to the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders.  On the MCC Crusaders first drive of the half, they were able to score another touchdown on a one-yard run. A good extra point made the score 17-6 early in the second half. Like the first half of the game, both teams defenses held strong, with few scoring opportunities in the third quarter. The Munising Mustangs did their best to keep the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders within scoring distance. Despite the best attempts of the Munising Mustangs defense,  the MCC Crusaders scored another touchdown on a short run to make the score 24-6 after a good extra point attempt. Penalties were the bane of the Munising Mustangs, who had multiple penalties and personal fouls against the Crusaders, adding-up to nearly 50 penalty yards through three quarters. First downs were also a problem for the Munising Mustangs. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders converted on most of their third-down attempts, while the Mustangs offense couldn’t match the Crusaders advances.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 24

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The final quarter of action in the Michigan High School Football State Finals got underway in Detroit, MI at Ford Field. The Munising Mustangs fought hard to keep within contact of the MCC Crusaders as time wound down, but the Mustangs couldn’t hold the Crusaders off. With 7:44 left in the game, the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders added another touchdown to their total on another short run. A good extra point made the score 31-6 in favor of the MCC Crusaders. The Munising Mustangs quarterback, Austin Kelto, did his best to bring the Mustangs back into contention, even as the clock ran under five minutes. The Munising Mustangs defense stepped-up their game as the contest wound to a close, not allowing the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders no further points for the rest of the game. Congratulations Mustangs on a great game and a great season! Thanks to all the great fans and fan support the Mustangs received throughout the season! Second place in the state championship wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 31

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs lose to the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders on Friday November 28th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

Mustang Fans Pack The Stands At The Superior Dome

Mustang Fans Pack The Stands At The Superior Dome

Marquette, MI - November 21, 2014 - Your Munising Mustangs took on the Beal City Aggies at the Superior Dome in Marquette, MI for MHSAA Football State Playoff Semifinals on a cold, windy Friday night. Charlie and Chase Nebel and Zach Bougie brought you all the action on WQXO.com and WQXO 1400 am GTO Good Time Oldies.

The action began with the Munising Mustangs kicking off to the Beal City Aggies. Despite both teams fighting hard to move the ball in their favor, neither team scored in the first quarter. Andy Cooper continued to reign as kick-off king, and Garrett Blank did his best at running  back to put some points for Munising onto the scoreboard.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0

Beal City Aggies: 0

The second quarter was another defensive chess match, with neither team getting into field goal range until the last minute of the half. The Munising Mustangs had a scare when a long field goal attempt at the end of the quarter was returned 85 yards before the Mustangs made a touchdown-saving tackle to keep the game scoreless going into the second half.

Halftime score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
Beal City Aggies: 0

Mustangs Win 10-7 Over Beal City

Beal City drove into Mustang territory on the first drive in the 3rd Quarter, but the Mustangs held strong and got the ball back halfway through the quarter.  Garrett Blank scored a huge touchdown thanks to a terrific block by Corey Cotey with 3:17 left in the 3rd Quarter to put the Munising Mustangs up 7-0. The Aggies responded immediately by scoring a touchdown on the following kick off, making the score 7-7 as the third quarter came to a close.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 7

Beal City Aggies: 7

The Munising Mustangs went into the 4th quarter tied 7-7 with the Beal City Aggies. The Mustangs drove the ball into scoring range, and kicked a field goal to take a 10-7 lead with 6 minutes left in the game. Beal City responded with an effective drive, taking them into the red zone with just under 4 minutes left. The biggest play of the game occured when the Mustangs defense stopped Beal City on 4th and 8 in the red zone, forcing a turnover on downs to get the ball back. A giant run by Garrett Blank got the Munising Mustangs a crucial first down with 1:02 left, giving the Mustangs enough room to run the clock out for the 10-7 win.

Munising Celebrates The 10-7 Victory

Munising Celebrates The 10-7 Victory

Final score:
Munising Mustangs: 10
Beal City Aggies: 7

The Munising Mustangs play in the State Championship 10a.m. Friday, November 28th, at Ford Field in Detroit.

 

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the Beal City Aggies on Friday November 21th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

10730986_10100859659143387_2536098758332281638_nMUNISING, MI – 11/20/2014 – While nobody is looking ahead, this football season could be the beginning of a fantastic year of sports in the Mustang nation.  Heading into a state semi-final contest this Friday night at the Superior Dome, the Mustangs are sitting pretty.  Not a perennial powerhouse, but definitely on the rise, the regional champion Mustangs are primed for a real run at the title.  They’ll have to go through the runner up in division-8 for the past two seasons in Beal City.  The Aggies are coming in with a 10-2 record, but have lost to some very good competition.  They lost to the undefeated Ishpeming Hematites in Gaylord in October, and to another divison-7 team in the LHS Lakers of Pigeon, MI.

The Aggies can put points up on the board, but struggled to do that in their two losses, scoring a combined 13 points (shutout against Ishpeming).  The Mustangs defense has been on point this season, allowing just over seven points per game since week 1.  They’ve held teams to six points or less in nine games in 2014.  As I said above, nobody should be looking ahead, but this really could be a special year for Munising residents.  The Mustangs basketball team is a favorite to travel downstate in the Class-D playoffs.  We could be in the midst of a year where the football & basketball teams both make it to the title game.  We’ll have to get through this obstacle first though.

Be sure to tune in to AM1400 WQXO on Friday Night at 6:30pm.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.  Charlie Nebel will have the call.  GO MUSTANGS!

-Carl Leander Johnson

 

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel

11/15/2014 NMU Superior Dome Marquette, MI – The Munising Mustangs kicked off to start their playoff game against the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans at the NMU Superior Dome on a cold and silent November night. The excitement was palpable as the stands filled with fans. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans started the night by scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. They failed to score a two point conversion however, so the score was 6-0 early in favor of the Trojans. The Munising Mustangs did their best to fight back, and they did just that when they scored a safety on a fumbled snap to make the score 6-2. Garrett Blank scored a touchdown on a great run from the red zone and a good extra point kick made the score 9-6 at the end of the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 9
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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Garrett Blank threw a 40 yard pitch-pass to Andy Cooper in the second quarter to put the Munising Mustangs on the five yard line. The Munising Mustangs scored a few plays later on a 17 yard touchdown pass, caught by Alex Hill with 4 minutes left in the half, to put them up 16-6. Brett Johnson made a great block to help Garrett Blank make a huge run to get the Munising Mustangs into scoring position just before the half, but they were unable to convert a score before time ran out in the half.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs:  16
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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The third quarter started with an onside kick attempt by the Trojans, which the Mustangs recovered. The Munising Mustangs scored on their first drive on a run by Garret Blank to put the Mustangs up 23-6 with five minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The Mustangs got the ball back a few minutes later with an interception on defense with 1:10 left in the quarter, but no further scoring occurred in the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs:  23
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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The Munising Mustangs scored on another touchdown by Garrett Blank early in the 4th quarter to take a 30-6 lead. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans responded with a touchdown to make it a 30-14 lead for the Mustangs. The Munising Mustangs then put a dagger in the Trojans with a 93 yard touchdown pass to put them up 36-14. The following Trojans drive was stopped short by an interception by Andy Cooper to give the Mustangs the ball back with 6:30 left in the game. The Mustangs scored on their last drive to make the score 43-14, and held on to that score until the game ended.

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Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 43
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 14

 

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the Crystal Falls-Forest Park Trojans 43-14 on Friday November 15th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

 

 

 

 

Marquette, MINovember 12, 2014 – Tune in this weekend for GTO’s British Invasion Weekend!

Through the `60s, the `70s, and the early `80s the British dominated the charts. We’ll be playing all the best hits from The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Queen, and more!

GTO’s British Invasion Weekend: 11-14 to 11-16.

The District Champion Munising Mustangs Girls Varsity Volleyball Team.

The District Champion Munising Mustangs Girls Varsity Volleyball Team.

Munising, MINovember 12, 2014 – Congratulations to the Munising Mustang Girls Varsity Volleyball Team on their victory over Rapid River! The final score was Mustangs: 3, Rapid River: 0. The win awarded the team the district championship.

The Mustangs will be on the road today to take on the Stephenson Eagles.

Gordon Mielke from Great Lakes Radio sat down with the Mustang’s Coach Josh Cole last week to talk about the season, the team, and their encounter with the Rapid River Rockets.

Listen to the interview here.

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–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel, Chase Nebel, and Zach Boucher

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11/08/2014 St. Ignace High School, St. Ignace, MI – The Munising Mustangs second playoff game of the season started on a cold, windy, and snowy day. Despite the cold weather, the Munising Mustangs high school football players were ready for action. The Mustangs kicked-off to the St. Ignace Saints to start the game. Andy Cooper recovered a St. Ignace Saints fumble to give the Munising Mustangs the ball on their own 30-yard line at the end of the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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The second quarter started with the Munising Mustangs in control of the football, deep in their own territory. The Mustangs fought hard to move the ball into scoring position, but had to punt to the Saints. Both teams defense held strong throughout much of the first part of the first half, with no scoring from either team. Penalties were a problem for both teams throughout the first half. A roughing the passer penalty on the Mustangs gave the Saints great field position at the Munising Mustangs 30 yard line with two minutes left in the first half. Austin Kelto intercepted the ball late in the half to give the Mustangs an opportunity to score before the half ended. As the half drew to a close, the wind and snow picked up, foreshadowing a tough battle ahead.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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Third quarter action got underway with the Munising Mustangs receiving the kickoff. Just a few minutes into the half, Garrett Blank was able to score on a great run, due to some incredible blocking, to make the score 7-0 in favor of the Mustangs. Garrett Elor and Corey Cotey were insturmental in the second half, giving Garrett Blank enough room to move the ball down-field on multiple drives. A good field goal gave the Munising Mustangs a three point buffer over a possible Saints touchdown, with a score of 10-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 10
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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The St. Ignace Saints fought valiantly throughout the entire game, but at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the cracks in their undefeated armor began to show. Multiple big penalties on the Saints throughout the game gave the advantage to the Munising Mustangs with under ten minutes left in the game. Garrett Blank continued to lead the Mustangs to victory, scoring another touchdown on another great run thanks to a great stiff-arm block. A good extra point made the score 17-0, in favor of the Munising Mustangs. Another touchdown for the Mustangs made the score 24-0. The St. Ignace Saints did their best to fight back, scoring a touchdown late in the game, but the Saints missed a two point conversion, making the score 24-6. Ben Stasewich intercepted a Saints pass with two minutes left in the game, which gave the Mustangs time to knee the rest of the clock down. Despite their best efforts, the Munising Mustangs held the Saints off throughout the rest of the game.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 24
St. Ignace Saints: 6

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the St. Ignace Saints on Saturday November 8th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2014 – Listen to the best in Motown, Philly Sound, and classic R&B on GTO this weekend! Make sure you tune in starting Friday!

This weekend turn to 97.5FM GTO in Marquette and AM1400 in Munising for all the the superstars of soul with Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and many more!

Tune in this weekend for GTO’s Super Soul Weekend 11/7 TO 11/9

Munising-Vs-St-IgnaceMUNISING, MI – 11/4/2014 – It wasn’t much of a competition for the Mustangs last Friday night, but they did advance to the second round of the playoffs once again.  The Mustangs’ district has played out how it was supposed to (on paper) so far.  The #2 seeded Mustangs dispatched the 7-2 Bulldogs with ease, and the #1 seeded LaSalle Saints did the same to Newberry.  This sets up a match-up between two teams with a combined record of 19-1 through 20 games this season, and both teams have combined for 19 straight wins.  This is truly going to be a great football game in St. Ignace this Saturday afternoon.

For the Mustangs, they’ll need quarterback Austin Kelto to play to his all-star level.  Kelto has been the rock for the Mustangs all season long and will look to continue his exceptional play in St. Ignace.  Along with Kelto, look for Garrett Blank to continue his consistent dominance he’s had all season long.  The two are the ones who get all of the headlines in Mustang football, but the offensive & defensive lines have really been the lifeblood of the team.  A defense that held the Bulldogs to zero points, and caused three fumbles in the first quarter alone of that contest.

Be sure to catch all of the Mustang action right here with us and Charlie Nebel on AM1400 WQXO.  Pregame will begin at 12:30pm with a 1pm kickoff this Saturday afternoonThe Mustangs are on a mission, join us for all of the exciting action.  Go MUSTANGS!

-Carl Leander Johnson

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

Your Munising Mustangs (9-1) prepare for 2nd round playoff action in Division 8 high school football against the St. Ignace Saints (9-0)! Catch the game here on WQXO.com and 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies! Games are scheduled for November 7-8, so stay tuned for game times!

–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel

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10/31/2014 Munising High School, Munising, MI -

The first playoff game of the year for the Munising Mustangs started on a freezing and snowy Halloween evening. The Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs received the kickoff from the Mustangs to start the game. The first quarter began with a bang for the Munising Mustangs, causing three fumbles and amassing 28 points in the first quarter, with four separate touchdowns. Austin Kelto threw a touchdown to Andy Cooper to wrap up the first quarter thanks to great blocking from the Munising Mustangs offensive line.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 28
Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs: 0

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Action in the second quarter started as well as it had in the first quarter for the Munising Mustangs, with Garrett Blank receiving a touchdown pass one play into the quarter, making the score 35-0 in favor of the Mustangs. The Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs players had trouble holding onto the ball, giving-up two more fumbles early in the quarter that were ruled as ‘down’. Garrett Blank intercepted a Bulldog pass, and scored a touchdown on the very next play making the score 41-0. Garrett Elor recovered a fifth fumble from the Bulldogs, giving the Mustangs excellent field position to score again.  The Munising Mustangs scored another touchdown on their second quarterback sneak of the half, making the score the Munising Mustangs 47 and the Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs 0. As the quarter ended, Garrett Elor recovered a fumble, but was unable to make to the end zone before being tackled.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 47
Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs: 0

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

The Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs kicked off to the Munising Mustangs to start the second half, as the cold crept onto the field. A running clock was the only consolation for the Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs, bringing some relief to a cold and blustery night. Garrett Blank scored his fifth touchdown of the night on a great run from outside the red zone to make the score the Munising Mustangs 54 and the Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs 0 as the quarter wound to a close.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 54
Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs: 0

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Action in the final quarter of the game between the Munising Mustangs VS the Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs got underway with both teams doing their best to avoid injuries and the Mustangs looking to next weeks playoff game. Garrett Blank had a fantastic, 6 touchdown and 150+ yard game, taking him to nearly 1,200 total rushing yards for the year. The Munising Mustangs even gave their sophomore players some vital playing experience at the end of the last quarter. Both teams and fans were happy to see the end of the game, with temperatures in the low 30s, and with the snow and wind chilling the everyone to the bone.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 54
Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs: 0

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the L’anse Purple Hornets 42-6 on Friday October 24th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

Marquette, MIOctober 29, 2014 – All the great rock legends got their start somewhere. This weekend GTO is spotlighting the first hits of all the big stars: Van Morrison, Free, The Doobie Brothers, and more!

Make sure you tune in Saturday and Sunday. GTO is on 97.5 in Marquette and AM1400 WQXO in Munising!

GTO’s Weekend Theme: First Hits Weekend 11-1 to 11-2

The Mustangs will play host to the Bulldogs of Indian River this Friday Night at 7pm!

The Mustangs will play host to the Bulldogs of Indian River this Friday Night at 7pm!

MUNISING, MI – 10/28/2014 – Ending the season on an eight game win streak is okay I guess.  The Mustangs started off the 2014 campaign with a 28-6 loss to the (now 8-1) West Iron County Wykons, but completely recovered and even dominated the rest of the way.  The defense has shut out four of their last eight opponents, while the offense has been flying, scoring 34 or more points in every game since week one.  Outscoring opponents by an average margin of 39 points per game, the Mustangs look primed for a nice playoff run and could possibly make some noise in division-8 down the line.

The Mustang’s opponent will be the Inland Lakes Bulldogs of Indian River.  The Bulldogs (5-4) are one year removed from losing to Negaunee in the first round of the division-six playoffs in 2013.  They’ve now dipped down two divisions, and aren’t getting a very nice welcoming party.  According to Fox Sports Detroit, these teams are only 10 points apart in the playoff-point system (58.333-48.778).  The Mustangs need to play their game if they’re going to advance.  The winner of this game will go on to face the winner of the Newberry (5-4) – St. Ignace (9-0) match up.

Tune into AM1400 GTO for all of your Munising Mustang coverage.  Charlie Nebel will have the call beginning with a 6:30 pregame and a 7pm kickoff this Friday Night!  Go Mustangs!

-Carl Leander Johnson

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel

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10/24/2014 L’anse High School, Baraga CO., MI –

The first quarter in the high school football game between the Munising Mustangs VS the L’anse Purple Hornets started with the Munising Mustangs making the kick-off to the Purple Hornets on a sunny and seasonably warm evening. Both teams started the quarter off by attempting to secure their run games, but the Munising Mustangs broke their mold when they attempted multiple passes in the first quarter. The Garrett Blank was able to score a touchdown on a great run with about five minutes left in the quarter. A good extra point made the score the Munising Mustangs 7 and the purple hornets 0. Brett Johnson was able to strip the ball from the Purple Hornets running back with just minutes left in the first quarter, but the ball took an unlucky hop and bounced out of bounds. Alex Hill caught a pass in L’anse territory to make the Munising Mustangs second touchdown, but extra point was missed to make the score 13-0 in favor of Munising.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 13
L’anse Purple Hornets: 0

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The Munising Mustangs  scored again when Alex Hill caught the Mustangs third touchdown of the game, and a good extra point made the score 20-0 early in the quarter. The L’anse Purple Hornets attempted to step up their game in the second quarter, making several positive yardage plays, despite their slow opening. Ben Stasewich had an amazing quarter, and game, with multiple sacks and huge plays on defense. A quarterback sneak from Austin Kelto gave the Mustangs their 4th touchdown of the game and made the score 27-0. Eric Elor made an amazing play when he partially blocked a Purple Hornets punt late in the first half to give the Munising Mustangs excellent field position for another great drive. After that partially-blocked punt, the Mustangs were able to score yet another touchdown and a two point conversion made the score 35-0 with just two minutes left in the second quarter.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 35
L’anse Purple Hornets: 0

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The second half of the game started with the Munising Mustangs recieving the kick-off and a running clock. At that point in the game, the Mustangs began looking further ahead to next week and their first playoff game of the season. The Mustangs started the half with all of their starters in the game, but as the quarter went on, they began substituting in their younger players to prevent injuries to their main players. Garret Blank ran in another touchdown halfway through the quarter to put the Munising Mustangs up to 42 and the L’anse Purple Hornets at 0, and no further scoring occurred in the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
L’anse Purple Hornets: 0

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The fourth quarter began as the third quarter ended, with the Munising Mustangs in the lead, with a hefty advantage, and a running clock. The Mustangs looked forward to their first playoff game in a long time, and fought ever harder for the chance to play their first home playoff game since 1980! The main focus of the Munising Mustangs fourth quarter play was to prevent injuries for their next game. As time wound down to less than 1.5 minutes, the L’anse Purple Hornets breached the red zone with a long pass. On the very last play of the game, the Purple Hornets were able to score a touchdown.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
L’anse Purple Hornets: 6

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the L’anse Purple Hornets 42-6 on Friday October 24th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

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10/17/2014 Munising High School, Munising, MI –

The high school football game between the Munising Mustangs (6-1) and the Stephenson Eagles (1-6) was set to kick off on a rainy and cold late October evening. The wind was wipping, and the lake was not silent that night. The Munising Mustangs were set to recieve the first kick of the game, and they were able to run the ball for a 30+ yard return. Garrett Blank was able to make an incredible 40-yard run to score the Munising Mustangs first touchdown and a good extra point made the early score the Munising Mustangs 7 and the Stephenson Eagles 0. The Munising Mustangs continued in their dominating style, running the ball nearly all game. However, the Stephenson Eagles attempted to pass the ball and deal with the very strong winds throughout the game. Garrett Blank was able to score on another huge run, but a failed snap on the extra point led to only 6 points. That run gave Garrett Blank enough yards to pass the 1,000-yard total rushing yards for the season so far.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 13
Stephenson Eagles: 0

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The second quarter in the game began with the teams switching sides and the Munising Mustangs gaining the advantage of the wind to their backs. The Munising Mustangs’ chances of entering the playoffs with a home-field advantage grew with each play of the game, which helped the Mustangs play through the awful weather. Both teams traded the ball back and forth through the first part of the quarter, but midway through the Munising Mustangs Colin Immel caught a 10-yard touchdown pass to make the score the Munising Mustangs 20 to the Stephenson Eagles 0. Alex Hill scored the Munising Mustangs’ fourth touchdown of the game late in the first half on an amazing run. A good two-point conversion made the score Munising 28 and Stephenson 0 with 2:30 left in the half. The Munising Mustangs were able to score yet another touchdown on a run, and they added a two-point conversion to make the score 36-0. The wind and rain did not let up all evening, making the game much harder than would have been, and continued it into the second half of the game.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 35
Stephenson Eagles: 0

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The second half of the game started with the Munising Mustangs kicking-off to the Stephenson Eagles. Both teams seemed happy to be playing with a running clock, due to the miserable weather. Garrett Blank had another huge run midway through the quarter, gaining 60+ yards. Corey Cotey finished-up Blank’s work by scoring another touchdown for the Mustangs which made the score the Munising Mustangs 42 and the Stephenson Eagles 0. Both teams started looking toward their next games when they began to put in the younger players to get some experience. That move also ensured that the Munising Mustangs key players will be well rested and uninjured for their next game and further into the playoffs.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
Stephenson Eagles: 0

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As the game moved into the final quarter, both teams were tired and weary from dealing with the intense weather, but fought none the less hard to move the ball their way. On a roll-out pass pattern, the Stephenson Eagles were able to put six points onto the board, but were unalbe to put any extra points on the board. The score at that point was the Munising Mustangs 42 and the Stephenson Eagles 6. Izaac Mahoski was able to return the next kickoff for a 60-yard touchdown, but the Mustangs missed the two point conversion to make the score 48-6 in favor of the Munising Mustangs with four minutes left in the game. This win for the Mustangs gave them the win that they needed to win the Mid-Eastern HS Football Conference for the first time in 25 years! Also, congratulation to all the Munising Mustangs high school seniors!

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 48
Stephenson Eagles: 6

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the Stephenson Eagles 48-6 on Friday October 17th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3