It did not take long for the fireworks to begin Friday night. Houston capitalized with a TD pass following a Germantown turnover, putting the Mustangs up 7-0 only 2 minutes into the game. However, Germantown would score 21 unanswered before Houston would cross the goal line again. The Red Devils responded with a methodical drive, capped off by a 14 yard BJ Gardner (17 carries for 79 yards; 1 rush TD; 3 rec. for 38 yards) TD run, knotting the score at 7. On Germantown’s next possession, Jamal Frazier (4 carries for 81 yards) ripped off a 66 yard run setting up the Red Devils with a 1st and Goal at the Mustang 5. On the next play, Cameron Baker (6 rec. for 59 yards, 1 rec. TD, 2 rushes for 8 yards, 2 rushing TD’s) lined up in the Wildcat and carried the ball into the end zone (14-7) to put Germantown up for good. Eric Foster (17 carries for 123 yards, 2 TD’s) pushed the Red Devil lead to 21-7 when he punched it in from the 1. The Mustangs would respond before the end of the half when Lincoln Pare took the handoff and scampered 66 yards for the Houston touchdown and making the score 21-14.
In Q3, Cameron Baker found the end zone again via the Wildcat, this time with a 3 yard TD run and a 28-14 Red Devil lead. Germantown quarterback Ethan Payne (15/21 for 154 yard, 1 TD/2 INT) was the next to the party when he hit Baker for a 9 yard TD pass and a 35-14 Germantown lead early in the 4th quarter. On the very next offensive play, Germantown’s Jordan Kirby intercepted the Mustang pass and rumbled into the end zone to put the game away at 42-14. Houston’s Lincoln Pare responded with another long TD run, but the Red Devil’s Eric Foster would not be denied. In a run that would make past Germantown players and coaches proud, Foster dragged the entire Houston defense 16 yards into the end zone and a 49-21, Red Devil lead. Houston would cap the scoring late in the 4th, but the game was out of reach.
On the night, Germantown’s defense was very opportunistic and forced 3 turnovers, 3 sacks, and 8 TFLs. The defense was paced by Trey Boyd (9 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 Fumble Recovery), Dannie Towles (7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack), KJ Hatch (6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 FF), Duke Hill (5 tackles, 1 sack, 3 TFL0, Jordan Kirby (4 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD) and Marcus Askew (3 tackles, 1 INT).
The win is the 3rd in a row in this series for Germantown and brings the Red Devils to 2-0 on the season. Germantown will host Millington next week at Ken Netherland Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7pm.