It’s rare for the Muskegon Mustangs to lose a football game.
But they demonstrated on Saturday that they definitely know how to respond to a loss.
After suffering their first loss of the season to the Detroit Seminoles last weekend, the Mustangs responded with devastating 56-0 victory over the Flint Fury on Saturday at Smith-Ryerson Park in Muskegon.
Muskegon is now 6-1 on the season and in first place of the Great Lakes Football League Western Division with one regular season game remaining, on the road next Saturday against the Detroit Ravens.
If they win next Saturday, they will be the number one seed in the playoffs, which begin Aug. 20.
“After next week everything will be one and done, so our focus is on the task at hand,” said Mustangs Coach Rob Brown. “We plan on going to Detroit next week and competing to prepare for the playoffs.”
While the Mustangs offense scored a lot of points on Saturday, it was the defense that set the tone, forcing four fumbles.
Another defensive highlight was a 98-yard pick-six by Key McMillian.
There were a lot of big plays on the offensive side of the ball, as well.
Muskegon’s DeMonte Collins caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron James.
James connected with Kevonte Keyes for five completions and 107 yards, including a touchdown.
Rod Anderson added a 27-yard rushing touchdown for the Mustangs while BJ Chandler scored on runs of 16 and 8 yards.
“Today was a day for us to jell as a team and reestablish our goals of playing as one,” Brown said. “We bounced back both offensively and defensively after losing last week.”