Parker Wagstaff

Parker Wagstaff picks up a first down for the Mustangs toward the end of the Nov. 8 NIAA 2A South first round playoff game against Calvary Chapel.

NEEDLES — The Needles High School Mustangs shutout the Calvary Chapel Lions 35-0 on their way to the NIAA (Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association) 2A South League semi-final game.

The Mustangs held the playoff game in Branigan field on Nov. 8 and now have to travel to Yerington, Nevada to take on the Yerington High School Lions on Nov. 16 scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Mustang and the Lions were locked at zero midway through the first quarter. The Mustangs were faced with a fourth-down so they decided to punt the ball. The punt was fielded by the Lions player who went into the endzone and was tackled for a safety giving the Mustangs two points and the ball.

Matt Fromelt, Mustangs’ football head coach, said that getting the safety was a big play for the team and gave them momentum for the rest of the game.

Read the rest of the story in the Nov. 13 edition of the Needles Desert Star.

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