OVERTON – The Overton Mustangs won’t close out 2017 without a win, after all.
The Mustangs, showing the determination that was there all season, finally put it all together and got a 54-26 win at home over Wortham on Friday night, the Mustangs’ only win, but a great way to close out the season.
Hudson Rogers got Overton on the scoreboard first, capping a 57-yard drive with an 8-yard run. Michael Barron, who had a good night, tacked on the point after.
Luke Osburn doubled the Mustangs’ lead with a 25-yard run, finishing off a 64-yard drive on a fourth-and-1. Barron hit the kick again and put Overton up 14-0.
Overton’s Nathan Palmer outscored Wortham by himself in the second quarter with a pair of defensive touchdowns: one on a 17-yard interception return for a score, a pick-six, and the other on an 81-yard fumble return. Wortham did get one first-half touchdown and trailed 28-6 at the halftime break.
Wortham pulled within 10 points in the third quarter, but the Mustangs reclaimed control, courtesy of Osburn. He scored on a 70-yard run. Wortham answered, getting within nine (35-26), but Overton bounced back again, with Cole Marshall passing to – who else? – Osburn, for a 35-yard score.
The Mustangs got two more touchdowns from offensive lineman-turned-running back Ashton King, as he scored on a 1-yard run and then scooped up a fumble to return it for a 34-yard touchdown to close out Wortham – and the season.