Marcellus Modified Football completes perfect season
On Monday Oct. 30, for the first time in two years, the Marcellus modified football team dressed in green and played a home game. It was also the first time the Mustangs played in the new stadium in front of a home crowd. Everything was just perfect. The weather was pure football and the crowd was out in force to cheer the Mustangs on. The boys were also perfect in their performance, playing a game that, once again, was never in doubt. They closed out a perfect season and remained undefeated, by besting the Tully Black Knights 44 to 7. This was an entire team effort, as all three units of the Mustangs' squad played like champions. Everything was perfect.
The Mustangs' defense started strong and forced Tully to punt after Raven, Tomeny, and Linder stopped both running and passing attempts during their first offensive series. This gave Marcellus the ball on their 38, and, as usual, they took advantage early. After an incomplete pass, Alfreds started the drive by ripping off 27 yards, followed by back to back runs of 6 and 9 yards by Jeff Ames. Tailback Carey Mielnicki finished this scoring drive with a 20-yard touchdown run. The point after was stopped and Marcellus led 6-0.
The Mustangs and the Black Knights were caught off sides during Tully's next possession and Tully, unable to move the ball, was forced to punt. The Mustangs started with great field position near mid-field and wasted no time marching toward the end zone. This was a big possession for quarterback Chaz Hayes, as he engineered a beautiful drive with runs of 23 and 19 yards. This combined with a nifty pass to Mike Fox for another 19 yards, put the Mustangs at the 2 yard line, where Rickey Alfreds, who is unstoppable from this close in, punched through the line for the second score. The point after was again denied and the score was 12-0.