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Yukon can’t overcome early deficit in loss to Mustang

Before Yukon knew what hit them on Friday night, Mustang was ahead 28-0 and well on their way to making three-straight blowout wins over the Millers.

Yukon fell to 0-1 to start the season for the third-consecutive year with a 42-20 loss to their archrival at Miller Stadium.

The Millers got the ball to start the game but quarterback Trevor Smith was intercepted by a Bronco linebacker, who took the ball down inside the Yukon 5-yard-line.

Two plays later, the Broncos scored from two-yards out on quarterback Brayden Garrett’s keeper around the left end.

A series of empty possessions by the Millers’ offense led to Mustang’s barage, as they started to pile on the points on Yukon.

By the end of the first quarter, Mustang led Yukon 21-0.

Bronco star defensive tackle and University of Nebraska committ, Deontre Thomas and a Yukon offensive lineman got caught in a scuffle after a play in the first quarter, which resulted in Thomas throwing two punches at the Miller player.

Thomas was immediately removed from the game.

Mustang got up in the game 42-0 late in the second quarter before Yukon was able to put a drive together that ended with a touchdown pass from Smith to receiver Daunte McGee, who used his 6-foot-4 frame to out jump the Mustang defensive back to bring down the touchdown for YHS.

The halftime score was 42-7 in favor of Mustang.

The seocnd half was controlled by the Millers, as they shutout the Broncos from scoring another point in the game.

However, Yukon’s offense wasn’t able to get much going in order to try and mkae a comeback on the Broncos.

Yukon score two more touchdowns in the game, one on the feet of running back Michael Cooper, who scampered into the end zone from eight yards out and the other coming on the connection from Smith to McGee again.

However, it was too little too late, as Mustang got the ball back and ran the clock out sealiing the 22-point victory to open 2016.

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