By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports
The Life Waxahachie Mustangs ran away with a homecoming win Friday night against the Farmersville Farmers.
Behind the 194 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries posted by Sir Michael Veasley, the Mustangs racked up 417 rushing yards in the 56-14 victory.
“I think, as a unit, the kids came together on both sides of the ball and played hard,” said Life Waxahachie head football coach Heath Blalock. “They played hard, they played together and they believe in what we are doing.”
Blalock added, “We learned a lot tonight and still have a lot of things that we have to fix. But the kids always come out and play hard and I am very proud of that. We played well 90 percent of this game.”
The 10 percent Blalock referred to could be the 180 rushing yards allowed on 32 carries by the Mustangs defense. It was not, though, in any way related to the fact that (4-1) Life Waxahachie dominated in every other aspect, including outgaining the Farmers 516 total yards to 196.
In addition to Veasley’s 193 rushing yards, Christian May carried the football nine times for 92 yards and a score, while Gage Mayfield added three carries for 65 yards and a score. Johnathan Joiner also scored once on one of his three carries for 16 yards.
Coby Oder completed 3-of-his-7 passes for a team-high 71 yards, but it was Mayfield who tossed the lone Life Waxahachie touchdown pass. He finished 2-of-4 passing for 38 yards and completed the touchdown pass to Tony Evans (3-49).
Raul Acosta converted on all eight point-after touchdown kicks.
The Mustangs defense was led by Xavier Boose with nine total tackles, one for a loss and one quarterback hurry. Jeremiah Fultz (4 tackles) and Trenten James (8 tackles) each forced a Farmersville fumble.
The Mustangs will enjoy a week off before returning to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at home against (4-1) Athens.
In the meantime, Blalock said the Mustangs need to remain focused on the task at hand and each other.
“The number one thing that we have to do,” he said, “is that we have to keep our brotherhood together and continue to fight and continue to battle.”
All photos by Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports
Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports contributed to this report.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith