MCA Football Makes History

The Mustangs win against rival Willow Park Trinity and make school history- winning eight games in a season and becoming Regional Champs.


Photo by: Sharon Boese

The Mustangs are Regional Champs after a victory over TCA Willow Park.

Mitchell Tyler, Staff Writer

On November 24, the Mustangs squared off against the Eagles of Willow Park Trinity in the second round of state playoffs.

The game was at Hendricks Stadium in Princeton, and it wasn’t a regular matchup. Last year, MCA played Willow Park in the same round of playoffs. They were up at the half, but in the second half, graduate quarterback Jackson Brock suffered a concussion, and the offensive line was heavily diminished because of injuries. It was still a close game, the Mustangs lost by a field goal.

Because of last year’s game, MCA sought revenge.

Other than the motivation to beat Willow Park, a win would make history for the Mustangs. No Mustang team has won eight games in a season, or become Regional Champs. MCA accomplished both of those things on Friday. A shutout until the third quarter, the Mustang offense dominated the run game for four quarters.

With a final score of 24-12, the Mustangs are off to the state semifinals for the first time in school history.

The Mustangs will play Lubbock Christian at 6:30 on Friday at McMurray University in Abilene.