“How else can you describe this other than saying it’s a huge win for us,” said Luster, who has played for three coaches in four years and had gone through three sub-.500 seasons while at Overton. “This win is for the community, the players, everybody. We’re a very small, uncommon group, but we made a stand and won a game for this program.”
Luster connected with Julian Herndon on a 40-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and Overton added to its lead a few minutes later on a 10-yard pass from Luster to Alex Yancey. Luster hit Jesse Roach with the 2-point conversion as Overton jumped out 14-0 going into the second.
Wortham scored on a blocked punt return to make it 14-7 before the Mustangs closed the half with a 17-yard Kelly run and a 60-yard Luster-to-Damion Dennis touchdown pass.
Luster completed 13 of 20 passes for 212 yards and the three scores while Kelly had 18 carries for 221 yards and two touchdowns. His 3-yard plunge with 6:24 left in the third was the final score of the night. Kelly just missed a third touchdown when he fumbled at the goal line at the end of an 88-yard run in the third quarter.
Overton’s defense held Wortham to 174 yards. Bulldogs quarterback Brandon Campbell threw for 93 yards and ran for 70 more.
“It’s a great win and these kids deserve it,” said Barton. “They’ve continued to buy into what the coaching staff is telling them and they just gave a tremendous effort tonight. I’m really proud of them.”