The JV Football team opened their 2016 season with bang, defeating Verbum Dei 14-12 in an intense game from the opening kickoff. Trailing 12-0 Midway in the third quarter, the Mustangs recovered a muffed punt at the Verbum Dei 35 yard line. Two plays later, sophomore Sean Aldana broke two eagle tackles to put the Mustangs on the board. After a failed two point conversion, the Mustangs trailed 12-16
In the 4th quarter, the Mustang defense came alive, holding Verbum Dei on two big 4th down possessions in their own territory. With 8:45 left and Verbum Dei on their own 15 yard line, sophomore Enrique Santana intercepted an Eagles pass for a 25 yard touchdown which tied the game at 12. Freshman, Domingo Landson converted the two point conversion,putting the Mustangs on top 14-12. The defense held for the remainder of the game sending the JV team home with their first win of the 2016 season.
The Varsity football team will be playing at Keegan Stadium this Saturday at 4pm. Both teams will be in action on the road next week against Calabasas High School.