Boys Varsity Football · Chargers Fall in Opener

Southaven opened up the football season on the road Friday night with an out of state matchup with the Houston Mustangs of Germantown, Tn. The Chargers came away with a 36-12 loss.

Midway thru the first quarter, the Mustangs got on the board first with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

The Chargers responded a few drives later with a very productive and lengthy possession. Zakarrius Townes finished the drive with a short touchdown run and the first points of the young season to take the lead 6-3.

The defense responded well and kept the momentum forcing the Mustangs into a three and out.

The offense put together yet another successful drive to follow capped off with a 30-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jordan Hibbler extending the lead to 12-3.

Houston was not ready to call in a night just yet and scored their first touchdown on the ensuing possession to cut into the lead 12-10.

The Chargers followed with a three and out offensively and a bad snap on the punt gave the Mustangs great field position with only moments remaining in the half. They managed a touchdown with under a minute remaining to take a 16-12 lead to halftime.

To start the second half, the Mustangs extended their lead to 10 with a quick touchdown drive.

The Chargers responded with a promising drive only to stall inside the 15-yard line.

Southaven’s defense gave new life by forcing a three and out and setting up good field position on a long punt return. The Chargers offense though, stalled a second time in the redzone to start the fourth quarter.

Houston ran right down the gut for another touchdown all but burying the chargers now down 29-12 with 10 minutes to go.

The Mustangs added one more touchdown late to lend the final score 36-12.

The Chargers will go back to the drawing board this week and look to rebound in the home opener next week against Lafayette.