By Ryan Goodman
Monday, October 13, 2014
After a win in which the Mustangs seemed to get back on track against Charlottesville last Friday (a 42-6 blowout), Monticello hosted Fluvanna for the 2014 Homecoming game, which, to be completely honest, wasn’t much of a game at all.
The final score was 59-3, but even that doesn’t do it justice. Coach Jeff Woody made the smart decision to pull the starters after halftime, when the Mustangs led 31-3. However, the stout defense, led by senior linebacker Griffin Davis (who always seems to show up big) didn’t give up any extra points. The Flucos had a total of -4 rushing yards for the game and were picked off twice, once by junior corner Mike Crenshaw and the other by senior Jeremiah Sims. Fluvanna’s only points came off of a 37 yard field goal in the first quarter.
Senior Running back Kyree Koonce wasn’t needed much in this one, only touching the ball nine times, but averaging an exceptional 12.7 yards per rush.
“It was a great night. With the French students singing and getting into the game, the student section in full spirits, it was just a wonderful start to homecoming weekend. The Stangs are back!” said Maniac Senior Andrew (Querm) Vermillion.
Indeed they are, Querm. The Mustangs looked just like their old, dominant selves that we saw in the beginning of the season, which is exactly the type of thing they want to build off of going into next week’s showdown against arch-rival Western Albemarle.
Fun Fact: In Varsity Football, Western has only beaten Monticello once in four years.
Next Week: 10/17 @ Western Albemarle, 6:30pm tailgate at Western, 7:30pm kickoff
Maniac Theme: PINK OUT