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Royally Flushed: Mantachie falls to New Site , 34-6

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MARIETTA – The Mantachie Mustangs were on the road again Friday evening, this time in very muddy, almost swamp-conditions at the bottom of a drop in the Prentiss county hills to face division rival New Site. Unfortunately, a 34-6 victory for the Royals meant the Mustangs didn’t just […]

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Bearcats maul Mustangs

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times The Mustangs were back at home Friday night looking to rebound from the previous week’s disheartening loss to Nettleton with a rebound win against their “across the bottom” rival, the Baldwyn Bearcats, but were unsuccessful, falling 45-14. Mantachie had been revitalized in the past couple of weeks by […]

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Tigers corral Mustangs, 48-20

NETTLETON – Last Friday night turned into a forgettable one for Mantachie fans rather quickly, as the Nettleton Tigers defeated the Mustangs 48-20. “It’s tough to come into a place like this and get a win,” Mantachie head coach TJ Seago said after the game. “And it certainly didn’t help that we had two starting […]

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Mustangs shake off slow start, thump Alcorn Central at homecoming

MANTACHIE – Despite a slow start against Alcorn Central in last Friday night’s homecoming game, the Mantachie Mustangs cranked it up in the second half to rout the Golden Bears 38-14. Homecoming activities, as they often can, caused a bit of distraction for the Mustangs and a slight loss of focus, according to head coach […]

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Family Feud: Troopers down Mustangs, 40-6

  By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MOOREVILLE – Friday night, the Mantachie Mustangs met the Mooreville Troopers to reignite the rivalry that is now known simply as the Backyard Brawl but came up short, 40-6. The Mustangs were coming off of a momentum-building win against South Pontotoc and looked to grab another victory […]

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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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Miscues, walks end Mustangs’ season

MANTACHIE – In order to be successful in Game 2 of their Class 2A series with East Webster, the Mantachie Mustangs felt they needed to reduce the number miscues and walks that cost them in their 7-6 Game 1 loss on Saturday. That didn’t happen. The Mustangs walked six and gave up four unearned runs, […]

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New look Mustangs debut in spring game

BOONEVILLE – Coming off their best season in more than a decade, the Mantachie Mustangs are rebuilding. Gone is steady-handed quarterback, punter and place kicker Dustin Carrell as well as explosive receivers Nick Burns and Austin Byrd. There are holes to plug at virtually every skill position and the defense will be breaking in a […]

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Mustangs trump Leland, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs continued their recent tear last week when they run-ruled the Leland Cubs 13-2 on Thursday and 14-0 on Friday to sweep their 2A playoff series. Mantachie traveled to Leland for Game 1 and got a brilliant performance from ace Nick Burns. The senior went the full five innings, giving up […]

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Mustangs sweep Potts Camp, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – Coach Scott Collier has been frustrated at times this season with Mantachie’s anemic offense. His Mustangs broke out of their funk just in time for the 2A playoffs, however, as they swept Potts Camp in the opening round last Thursday and Friday. The Mustangs blasted the Cardinals 14-2 and 15-4 in six and […]

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Mantachie, Tremont take state archery titles

JACKSON – Over the past few years, Itawamba County has become a hotbed for archery in the state, a fact that was evident last week as two local schools brought home state titles and another was named runner-up at the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championships held in Jackson. Mantachie brought home the 2A […]

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Mustangs drop eight-inning struggle to Hatley

MANTACHIE – Errors put Mantachie in a hole at home against Hatley last Thursday, but timely hitting almost dug them out of it. After falling behind due to fielding mistakes in the first inning, the Mustangs found themselves playing catch up the majority of the contest. Hatley led 6-3 with one-out in the seventh inning […]

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