Mustangs memorable season comes to an end

Mustangs memorable season comes to an end
The Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs football season came to an end Friday night in Council Bluffs, IA. The Mustangs fell to #3 Lewis Central 12-0 in an extremely hard fought physical battle. 
 
The Mustangs failed to score for only the second time this year but it was not for a lack of effort. The Mustangs faced off against the #1 defense in 3A (6.73 Points per game) and they gave them all they could handle. Multiple times the Mustangs crossed into enemy territory only to end up empty handed. Ty Walker once again lead the Mustangs valiantly against the relentless pressure. Walker, a Junior, finished 13-23 with 96 yards and 1 interception. Senior Isaac Boley hauled in 6 of those passes for 52 yards. But the star of the offense was Junior running back Zach Brand. Brand carried the ball 25 times for 100 yards and added 5 receptions for 34 yards. 
 
The Mustang defense took on the challenge of trying to stop the bigger Lewis Central offense. Black D held the #8 ranked offense in 3A (33.18 Points per game) to 2 field goals until late in the 4th when Lewis Central was able to break through into the end-zone. The Mustangs were able to hold Lewis Central to 6-10 passing for only 17 yards but it was the run game that the defense struggled with. Senior Jacob Waldron lead the way with 7 solo tackles, 5 assists and 2 tackles for loss. Senior Jayme Augusma added 7 tackles and 2 assists of his own. The Mustangs were able to force 4 turnovers (3 fumble recoveries - Morris, Needham, Willey. 1 Interception - Lawton) but the opponent proved too much for the #6 ranked defense in 3A (10.45 points per game). 
 
Though the season ends suddenly and short of a trip to the dome the community is extremely proud of this program. From 1-8 in 2018 to 9-2 and district champions in 2019 is an amazing feat. This team faced adversity along the way but held together on their belief and love of each other. They proved a team can overcome many obstacles with everybody pulling together. The 22 seniors and 4 senior managers will leave behind a legacy to be proud of and have re-established DC-G football as one of the top programs in the state. We thank them all for their dedication and sacrifice over the past 4 years. The Mustangs enter the off-season that will be a re-district year. Next opponent and schedule for 2020 will be announced next spring.