Cedar Park rolls in 51-34 win over Mustangs
October 05, 2013, 12:15 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Cedar Park rolled to a 37-0 lead at halftime and cruised to 51-34 win over Marble Falls at Gupton Stadium Friday night.
Cedar Park, the defending state Class 4A Division II champions, backed Marble Falls up on its first possession of the game and applied plenty of pressure.
Cedar Park scored on its first offensive play after forcing a Marble Falls punt. Quarterback Nate Grimm hit Bill Estevanott racing behind the Marble Falls defense on the Timberwolves first play from scrimmage for a 7-0 lead.
Cedar Park scored on its first five possessions, including a seven-play, 98-yard drive on its third possession.
The Timberwolves had scoring drives of one, seven, three, fur and six plays.
Marble Falls (2-3) lost the District 25-4A opener, but put up a fight in the second half.
The Mustangs forced a punt on Cedar Park’s first possession of the second half and then put together a five-play, 59-yard drive with Brennen Wooten hitting Garrett Gray on a 16-yard pass. Gray made a cut inside and weaved his way into a hole in the Timberwolves defense before taking the strike from Wooten.
Wooten finished with some big numbers and was only sacked once by the Timberwolves. Wooten was 29 of 44 for 369 yards passing and four touchdowns.
Four different players caught touchdowns, including Carson Bowen who was playing for the first time this season after coming off a knee injury.
Bowen finished with nine receptions for 126 yards and made several big catches off slant patterns. Bowen scored the game’s final touchdown on a 12-yard pass with 47 seconds left in the game.
Gray had six catches for 100 yards and his score. Gray also had a 30-yard catch on the final play of the second quarter when he went up for a Hail Mary catch at the 3-yard line.
Zuri Buchanan had four catches for 66 yards and a score of 34 yards.
J.T. Watson added seven catches for 65 yards and
Marble Falls defense showed some aggressiveness in tackling with solid games from the front seven in pursuit.
Marble Falls finished with 502 yards of offense compared to 530 for the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves had a 388-120 edge in yards at halftime.
The game was the first of three straight homecoming games the Mustangs will have on their schedule.
Marble Falls takes on Rouse next week at Marble Falls. Rouse is 2-0 in district and beat Leander Friday night.
For complete coverage, please read Tuesday’s Highlander.
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