Mustangs Jam­boree!

FOOT­BALL TEAM GETS PRAC­TICE AHEAD OF 2018 SEA­SON

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Rick Peck

The 2018 McDon­ald County High School foot­ball team made its de­but by scor­ing twice and al­low­ing just

one touch­down in a jam­boree against Mount Ver­non, Neosho and Bolivar on Fri­day night at Mount Ver­non High

School.

The 2018 McDon­ald County High School foot­ball team made its de­but by scor­ing twice and al­low­ing just one touch­down in a jam­boree against Mount Ver­non, Neosho and Bolivar on Fri­day night at Mount Ver­non High School.

The jam­boree for­mat calls for each team to get 12 plays on of­fense against the other three schools.

The Mustangs opened the scrim­mages on de­fense against Mount Ver­non. The Moun­taineers gained 62 yards in 12 plays, and the McDon­ald County de­fense bent but didn’t break in keep­ing Mount Ver­non out of the end zone. Dy­lan Akins re­cov­ered a fum­ble on the Moun­taineers sixth play to end Mount Ver­non’s best scor­ing chance.

McDon­ald County scored on its 10th play on of­fense. Joe Brown ran for 15 yards be­fore Bos­ton Dowd hit Mar­shall Fore­man for 17 yards to set up Brown’s six-yard touch­down run.

Oak­ley Roessler car­ried four times, but two nice gains were called back due to hold­ing penal­ties. Brown car­ried three times for 27 yards.

Neosho

McDon­ald County was shut out in its 12 plays against Neosho that fea­tured mostly ju­nior var­sity play­ers on both teams.

McDon­ald County’s big­gest gain was a sev­en­yard pass from John Howard to Michael Wil­liams.

Neosho was stopped on its first se­ries by a fum­bled snap, but on its first play fol­low­ing the fum­ble and its sev­enth over­all, the Wild­cats con­verted a 40-yard touch­down pass.

Bolivar

The Mustangs closed out the jam­boree against Bolivar.

It took McDon­ald County just two plays to score. Brown ran for eight yards on the first play, and then Roessler broke a tackle and went 32 yards on the sec­ond for the touch­down.

Bolivar drove in­side the five-yard line but came up its short on its last play.

McDon­ald County opens its sea­son at Marsh­field High School on Aug. 24. Kick­off is at 7 p.m.

RICK PECK/SPE­CIAL TO MCDON­ALD COUNTY PRESS

McDon­ald County full­back Joe Brown runs for a 15-yard gain dur­ing the Mustangs scrim­mage against Mount Ver­non on Aug. 17 at Mount Ver­non High School. The MCHS foot­ball sea­son kicks off at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Marsh­field High School.

RICK PECK/SPE­CIAL TO MCDON­ALD COUNTY PRESS

McDon­ald County de­fen­sive back Oak­ley Roessler cov­ers a Bolivar re­ceiver in a scrim­mage against the Lib­er­a­tors on Aug. 17 at Mount Ver­non High School.

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