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NORTH SHORE MUSTANGS STATE CHAMPIONS

MaxPreps names Mustangs #1 team in nation

Coach Jon Kay holds Championship trophy with Nation’s number one rated Mustang team.

Breath-Taking Ending

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, TX. — AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium — On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Galena Park ISD Mustangs spoiled the “home-field advantaged” Duncanville Panthers’ Christmas and New Years too.

At the start of the battle of the two Texas powerhouses, Texas Governor Greg Abbott came out from the Panthers sideline to toss the coin, wearing a Duncanville shirt. Abbott, a graduate from D’Ville, cheered from the sideline during the game for his Panthers. But even a Governor’s State of an Emergency couldn’t give his team the crown. The East Side Boys wouldn’t be intimidated and won 41 to 36.

Duncanville traveled only a few miles and five minutes to get to the game, while the Mustangs traveled 250 miles and 4 hours to play. Last week the undefeated 14 – 0 Panthers played on the same field beating Allen to reach the championship game.

On the game’s first play, it took only 10 seconds into the game for North Shore’s defensive lineman Jordan Revels to force a fumble on Duncanville. The alert Ashton Reynolds scooped up the ball trotted nine yards for a 7-0 lead.

After an undefeated 15 game winning streak season, and the state crown within reach, the visiting Mustangs found themselves in a never-before position. They found themselves trailing 35 to 36 in the fourth quarter with 63 seconds on the clock and 78 yards away from the Panthers’ goal.

Using the clock wisely, the offense moved the ball in 8 plays to the Panthers 35 yard line, leaving only 11 seconds remaining. After a failed pass attempt and a 10 yard penalty using 8 seconds, Coach Kay then used his last timeout with 3 seconds on the clock.

After 64 quarters of outstanding  coaching this season, Kay had only one play he knew of that could give his team and their fans the title: THE HAIL MARY pass. After calling the play, Kay took off his headset to watch the season’s last play.

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North Shore Mustangs Game Photos

Read the story: “North Shore Mustangs State Champions”

The last play of the State Championship game between North Shore Mustangs and Duncanville Panthers, Mustangs AJ Carter (#4) rips the ball free from two defenders for the game winning touchdown from quarterback Dematrius Davis’ 45 yard pass. Mustangs 41 – Panthers 36 (Photo: Fox Sports)

Photos below by Allan and Linda Jamail

Coach Jon Kay holds Championship trophy with Nation’s number one rated Mustang team.
Mustang receiver Shadrach Banks scores on a 80 yard touchdown pass from QB Dematrius Davis leaving a failing defender on the turf. This set a new record for the longest passing touchdown in championship history.
Keyoon Stewart, North Shore’s defensive back makes a game saving tackle near the Mustangs goal line on Panthers quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson.
Mustangs Coach Kay’s trick play using Defensive Lineman Jordan Revels on offense, scoring off a Dematrius Davis pass.

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North Shore Mustangs Individual Stats 2018 State Championship

Rushing – Zach Evans 104 yds. (16 consecutive over 100 yard games), Dematrius Davis 90 yds, John Gentry 3 yds, Roger Hagan 1 yd.

Passing – Dematrius Davis 333 yds – (history making 5 touchdowns, history making longest 80 yd.TD).

Receiving – Shadrach Banks 179 yds (2 TD) –  (80 yd. history making longest TD catch), Chance Pillar 42 yds, AJ Carter 53 yds (1 TD), Zach Evans 14 yds, John Gentry 33 yds (1TD), Jordan Revels 8 yds (1 TD) Zorhan Rideaux 4 yds.

Extra points – John Villalobos 3 (16 game perfect season no misses).

Center Snaps – Luke Chavanne (16 game perfect season no miss snaps).

Leading tacklers – Keyoon Stewart 10, Daymond Lewis 10, Marco Crawford 10, Cory Flagg 8, Dorian Hewett 7, Jordan Revels 6, Tony Bradford 6, Ashton Reynolds 5,  Darius Fitzpatrick 2, Joseph Wilson 2, Upton Stout 2, Marcus Cockrell 1, Kevin Gilliam 1.

Courtesy Allan Jamail