SHILLINGTON — It was a runaway freight train on a turf field.
Daniel Boone’s coaches and players were aware of the Governor Mifflin football team’s affinity for running the option offense. And they saw the Mustangs work it from the outset of Friday’s Berks League opener at Governor Mifflin Stadium.
But as for contending with it ... well, the 34-6 rundown the home team laid on the Blazers was the final word on what unfolded.
“We knew they were always a good option team,” DB head coach Bill Parks said afterward. “We didn’t play our best defense. We did well in some spots, but not fully.”
The Blazers hung with their hosts through a first half that ended with GM up 13-6, and the opening minutes of the second where they drove the kickoff toward Mifflin’s red zone in a 14-play surge.
But after stopping Boone on downs at the 6:22 mark, the Mustangs (2-2) scored on three successive possessions while the Blazers (0-4) were unable to parlay an equal number of touches into points. That left Parks still in search of his first win since taking over the Blazer program this year.
“It’s disappointing,” he said. “It hurts now, and it’s going to hurt more tomorrow.”