The Mantachie Mustangs played their final game of the 2019 season on Friday at Mustang Stadium. The Mustangs were looking for their first division win in 2019 and first win, at all, since week two. They faced a tall task in the 9-2 Walnut Wildcats and was unable to get the upset on senior night, falling 36-14.

Walnut received the opening kick to begin the game and scored on a 15-yard run, but the conversion failed. The Wildcats led 6-0. The Mustangs put drove the ball inside the Walnut 20-yard line, but turned it over on downs. Mantachie’s defense came up big with a fourth down stop of their own near their own end zone. The score stood at 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Despite some nice runs by seniors Jacob Frazier and Matt Johnson, the Mustangs were unable to push the ball across the goal-line in the first half while the Wildcats scored two more touchdowns and, with two successful two-point attempts, they led 22-0 at halftime.

Early in the second half, Mantachie got on the board when Frazier hit Andrew Miller for the touchdown. The extra-point failed, and Walnut led 22-6.

The Wildcats scored twice in the third quarter and neither team got on the board in the fourth. Walnut headed home with a 36-14 division win.

Mantachie finishes their season at 2-8 overall and 0-4 in Division 1-2A.

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