Cayuga rolls past Mustangs 30-6

Overton’s varsity football season got off to a rocky start Friday night as the Mustangs fell 30-6 to defending state champion Cayuga.

While the score indicates a dominating performance over the Mustangs, most of the damage done was self-inflicted.

Overton (0-1) lost three turnovers deep in its own territory, each resulting in points for the Wildcats.

It was also a tough night through the air for the Mustangs, as signal-callers Austin McCasland and K.J. Luster combined for four interceptions.

The rushing attack was slow going early on, moving only in fits and starts for much of the game.

But the bright spot was the Mustang defense, holding the vaunted Cayuga offense to only 251 yards of total offense and zero second-half points.

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“…back in the saddle again…”

BETHEL  –  Another chapter of the Bo Talkington era in Overton begins tonight when the Mustangs visit defending Class A Division II state champion Cayuga.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Unlike this year’s Cayuga squad, which must endure the pressure of high expectations of a team coming off a state title, Overton bears a different sort of burden.

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Hard road ahead for young Mustangs

Right now it is hard to imagine a program more “behind the eight ball” than the Overton High School varsity football team going into the 2010 season.

Whether it’s the early injuries to key two-way starters on the Mustang depth chart or the difficult practice conditions, Overton just can’t seem to catch a break.

The Mustangs are currently practicing out in left field of the softball complex as their field undergoes extensive renovations. As of this reporting, the home opener comes at the halfway point of the season, when OHS will host Big Sandy for their homecoming game on Oct. 15.

While they might just be the only football program in the entire state of Texas that does not have its own functional playing field, you’ll hear no excuses from the Mustangs head coach/athletic director Arthur “Bo” Talkington.

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