Local Sports Journal

Worrying about time was not on Muskegon’s mind in the first half of its 85-8 football drubbing of the Southeast Michigan Mercenaries. The Mustangs scored 65 points in the first half, 46 came in the second quarter.

Muskegon scored on its first drive and on its next 10 drives. 11-straight scoring drives pushed the Mustangs to amass 424 total yards of offense.

Muskegon averaged 11.8 yards per play and improved its record to 6-2.

The ground game for Muskegon went right to work as Eric James opened up with a 17-yard run and would eventually cap-off the game’s opening drive with a 2-yard touchdown Run. James finished with 50 yards rushing on three attempts.

Jamarcus Martin opened the contest with a 39-yard kick-off return to put Muskegon in scoring position.

Muskegon’s defense never let the Mercenaries take a breath. The Mustangs recorded six quarterback sacks, two coming from Holsey James.

William Bettens, Terry Smith Jr. and Kajuantae Pennington each had sacks for Muskegon. Karey Morrow-Bey and Matthew Waterman assisted on a sack as well.

Codie Pider picked up a Southeast Michigan fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown.

Quarterback Aaron James led the Mustangs in the air with 8-of-10 passing for 149 yards and five touchdown passes.

Terry Mitchell, Anthony Crump, DeMonte Collins, John Ross, and Martin all had touchdown receptions for Muskegon.

Rodney Anderson led Muskegon’s rushing attack with 90 yards and had a 40-yard touchdown run.

Zach Winston had a pair of touchdown runs and Maurice Sherrill had a 14-yard touchdown rush.

Richard Huff Jr. and Holsey James each had five tackles for Muskegon.