The spread offense was a big change for Sweetwater’s football program when it was installed by newly-hired head coach Shane Mobley a year ago.
But it seems the Mustang players are finally adapting — even having fun with it.
After managing just one score in its opening scrimmage at Wichita Falls Hir-schi, Sweetwater’s offense scored on its first two plays against San Angelo Lake View in Thursday’s final scrimmage at the Bowl. And both scores came in spec-tacular fashion.
First, Bray Amos hauled in a short pass from quar-terback Kaegan Jeffrey and turned it into a highlight-reel 70-yard touchdown.
Following Amos’ score, the controlled format used for the first half of the scrimmage dictated that the ball come back to the 30-yard line, but facing the opposite end zone.
This time, Jeffrey imme-diately dialed long distance to Isaiah McGee, who out-fought his defender before running in for the TD.
Although the Mustangs couldn’t keep up that pace, they still had a big night against the Chiefs.
Jeffrey, the team’s junior QB, completed 11-for-16 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. He also connected with De’Andre Gatson on a 17-yard TD during the “live quarter” portion of the scrimmage.
Number two QB Hayden Reeves also had an effective night, completing 5-of-9 throws for 73 yards includ-ing a 23-yard touchdown to Gatson, who had four re-ceptions for 61 yards.
That’s over 300 yards passing on just 25 throws.
Amos also had four catches for 76 yards; McGee caught three passes for a team-high 102 yards; and Dylan Bennett had three catches for 38 yards. Quen-tin Wetsel and J’Corey Amos also caught passes.
Jeffrey and Marquees Jenkins also had first-down runs during the night The Mustangs out-scored Lake View 5-1 in touchdowns, the Chiefs’ only TD coming near the end of the live quarter on a fourth-down run.
Sweetwater’s defense got to the end zone on Thursday before the offense had even taken a snap.
McGee stepped in front of a Lake View option toss and returned it for a 40-yard touchdown on the Chiefs’ fourth play of the scrimmage, and the Mustangs also recovered three Chiefs fumbles later on.