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Football: Mustangs buck Panthers, 30-7

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Paradise Panthers drew first blood in their season opener but couldn’t hold onto Life Red Oak Friday night as the Mustangs galloped away with the win.

The Mustangs trampled the Panthers 30 – 7 in Ferris at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Paradise started the season on neutral ground but soon found out they weren’t in friendly territory.

Early in the first quarter Paradise’s Austin Hogan crossed into the end zone to score the Panthers’ lone touchdown. Carlos Powers made a successful point-after kick.

Life Red Oak’s Kaine Blake led the Mustangs in rushing with 176 yard and scored two of its four touchdowns. Blake made his first trip into the end zone during the first quarter then visited again in the second.

In the fourth, the panthers were unable to slow Jalen Crawford who brought in two more Life Red Oak touchdowns.

Panther Chris Hill led Paradise rushing with 63 yards and Darien Sotomi led receiving with 110 yards. Paradise’s Cash Preather led passing with 8 completions for 137 yards.

The Mustangs’ total yards were 419 while Paradise’s was 220.

LIFE RED OAK 30, PARADISE 7

Life Red Oak … 6 … 10 … 0 … … 14 … – … 30
Paradise … 7 … 0 … 0 … … 0 … – … 7

FIRST QUARTER

Paradise – 8:20, Austin Hogan 1 run, PAT Carlos Powers

Life Red Oak – 4:54, Kaine Blake 2 run, PAT failed

SECOND QUARTER

Life Red Oak – 10:56, Kaine Blake 82 run, PAT Stephen Gonzales

Life Red Oak – :52, Gonzales 31 field goal

FOURTH QUARTER

Life Red Oak – 10:31, Jalen Crawford 46 run, PAT Gonzales

Life Red Oak – 7:21, Jalen Crawford 48 run, PAT Gonzales

PARADISE … L RED OAK

First Downs … 9 … 14
Rushes Yards … 33-93 … 32-327
Passing Yards … 9-14-127 … 33-13-92
Total Yards … 220 … 419
Punts … 4-33 … 2-42
Fumbles lost … 2-0 … 1-0
Penalties … 5-30 … 5-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing – Paradise, Chris Hill 8-63; Life Red Oak, Kaine Blake 22-176.

Receiving – Paradise, Darien Sotoni 5-110; Matt Hipshire 2-25.

Passing – Paradise, Cash Preather 8-13-137; Life Red Oak, Jalen Crawford 4-6-1-36.

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