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Broncos top Tigers with OT win

For much of the night, no one had a tougher job than Wesley Haddox. Mustang’s senior cornerback was matched up against one of the top players in the state Friday when Mustang hosted Norman. So it should not have been a surprise that with the game on the line and the Tigers needing a big…

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Cross-country team takes first place at meet

Coach Mike McGary knows what he is going to get out of his top five runners. They all have been consistent for Mustang during the first month of the season. However, even McGary was surprised by what Brendan Robeaux accomplished Saturday at the OK Runner Classic. His strong performance helped the Broncos take the OK…

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Mistakes haunt Broncos in home-opening loss

Mustang hosted its first game of the 2020 season Friday when the Broncos took on No. 3 Stillwater. Coming off their victory over Yukon the week before, the Broncos had a chance to show they can contend with some of the top teams in the state. However, that plan quickly turned sideways on Mustang as…

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Broncos claim bedlam victory, 35-21

Dominique Dunn had the type of night most athletes could only dream of. Against his rival, the Mustang senior reached the end zone four times out of the Dirty Don formation, which put the tight end in the backfield for direct snaps. Dunn, who also racked up 73 yards on 10 carries, had the kind…

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Mustang’s Simonsen sets course record

Senior cross-country ace Gabe Simonsen set a course record in winning the Mustang Harrier Invitational last Saturday at Wild Horse Park. Simonsen, the Broncos’ two-time defending Class 6A state champion, ran 15:48.74 in the 5,000-meter race. “Gabe did break the course record by two seconds,” MHS coach Mike McGarry verified, noting the event has been…

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Mustang, Yukon primed for Bedlam football rivalry

In this era of COVID-19, Mustang High School’s football team will be facing a Yukon defensive unit in the season opener that even sounds like it makes opponents ill. When MHS and Yukon kick off their schedules in Canadien County’s version of Bedlam football at 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller Stadium, the Broncos will be faced by…

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Assistant coach clears personal obstacles

Lee Blankenship calls Kyle Hale, the Broncos’ new secondary coach, an “overcomer.” Hale, a former Oklahoma State University walk-on, has overcome much during his life— on and off the football field. Hale’s positive attitude and playing and coaching experience are what Mustang High School’s head football coach appreciates most. “I am fired up to have…

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Mustang player nets national honors

The United Soccer Coaches last week announced their All-America high school teams for the winter and spring seasons of the 2019-2020 school year. Mustang High School’s Isaias Silva, who will be a senior forward during the upcoming season, was one of 19 boys and 26 girls named to the organization’s national teams. Silva and former…

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Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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Student equipment manager helped keep program going

Mustang High School head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have nicknamed him “Hand,” as in a cowboy “top hand” at a ranch. His name is Justin Wylder. He’s the energetic sophomore student assistant/equipment manager who has helped keep Mustang’s football operation running smoothly behind the scenes. This time of the school year, Wylder…

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