The Mustangs turned their defense up early, forcing the Toreadors to fumble three times, throw two interceptions, and kick a blocked punt, which they returned for a touchdown. Boone recovered one of the three fumbles, all of which came in the first half.
“We came out hoping to make a statement in the first possession and we got unlucky with a couple of turnovers. After that we just fell apart,” said Senior Wide Receiver, Danny Anderson. Anderson had a knee injury late in the first half, he didn’t play for the rest of the game.
The first points of the game weren’t scored until there were seven minutes left in the first quarter by the Mustangs. After the first score, the Toreadors defense had no answer as the Mustangs scored 21 unanswered points. This ended the first quarter with a score of 21-0.
Dallas-Center Grimes started the second quarter with the ball on their own one yard line. After a couple of plays, the Mustangs punched it in for a touchdown, making the score 28-0, with 13 minutes left in the half.
It didn’t take long for the Mustangs to start packing on the points as they scored 20 in the second quarter. The Mustang defense only allowed Boone to get three first downs in the first half. The score going into the locker room was 41-0.
The Toreadors looked to get a momentum shift started as they were the first to strike in the second half, by a three yard rushing touchdown from Senior Running Back, Harrison Smith. This was set up by a 51 yard punt return by Sophomore Punt Returner, Mason Hulse. The score was then 41-7. But the Mustangs were not out of the points column yet, getting one more touchdown, making the score 48-7.
It wasn’t all bad things to say about the Toreadors though, as Hulse had a big game rushing the ball with 40 yards on 10 attempts. “I think we were just sick and tired of getting beat up front. We wanted to get something going so our line stepped up and started to get a good push. Our backs just followed those blocks, and ran the ball well,” said Hulse.
The final score of the game was a devastating 48-7, as the Toreadors dropped another one to the Mustangs in Dallas-Center Grimes. The Dallas-Center Grimes offense and defense proved to be just too much for the Boone Toreadors.
The Toreadors will look to get back in the win column next week, when they return home to face the Tigers from Carroll, to battle for homecoming bragging rights.