With just :37 left on the clock, Mason Mathieu scored on a 12-yard run to give the Tri-Valley Mustangs a come-from-behind win over the Vermillion Tanagers at home on Friday, September 11th. The Mustangs won 22-17.
The Mustangs held a one-point lead over Vermillion at the end of the first quarter at 8-7. Vermillion added a field goal in the second quarter for a 10-8 halftime lead. The Tanagers got another touchdown in the third quarter and led 17-8 heading into the final quarter. The Mustangs scored two times, the final touchdown on Mathieu’s run to get the victory.
The Mustangs finished with 285 yards of total offense in the game, 169 rushing yards and 116 passing yards. Levi Hanson led the ground attack with 19 carries for 100 yards. Mathieu had 10 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. Mathieu was also 8-13 passing for 116 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Besmer finished with three catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Tri-Valley (1-1) will host the West Central Trojans on Friday, September 18th.