Munising MustangsMunising, MI – The Mustangs went into Ontonagon last Friday with one goal in mind:  Get back to .500 winning percentage.  They did just that, scoring a season-high 48 points in the process.  After starting the season with three straight losses, the Mustangs have turned it around, winning three in a row.  Led by running back Garrett Blank, who carried the ball 20 times for 150-yds and four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving), the Mustangs sank the Gladiators to their sixth straight loss.

The biggest difference for the Mustangs these past three games has been their offense.  After scoring just 32 points their first three games, Munising has come together and scored 102 combined points in their last three contests.  Next up for the Mustangs is a home game vs. 2-4 Bark River Harris.  BRH is coming off of a 32-24 victory against Stephenson last Friday night.

As you might expect, Munising will really have to focus defensively if they want to shut down an inconsistent BRH defense.  Bark River has scored 20+ points in three games this season, but has also failed to break double digits in their other three contests.  Offensively, the formula should stay the same for the Mustangs:  1.)  Utilize Austin Kelto to the fullest, and 2.)  Give Garrett Blank the ball early & often.  If Munising can have a balanced attack on offense, then there should be no problem against a defense that has struggled all season long.

Be sure to tune into AM 1400 this Friday night as Charlie Nebel will have the call.  Pre-game is at 6:30pm and kickoff is at 7pm EST.  Go Mutangs!

-C. L. Johnson