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Ponies not out-ranked by Milan

Ponies not out-ranked by Milan
If Friday’s matchup against No. 1 ranked Milan (Class 3A) was indeed a statement game, Huntingdon was heard loud and clear.
The Mustangs — No. 3 in Class 1A — posted a convincing 24-13 victory over the Bulldogs in a battle of unbeaten tradition-rich programs Friday at Johnnie Hale Stadium.
Corbin Jordan ran for 103 yards and Tyler Warbritton’s third-quarter touchdown gave the Ponies the lead for good.
Milan could muster but 38 total second-half yards and 176 all totaled against a stingy, hard-hitting Huntingdon defense.
The Mustangs, who face a second rivarly matchup in as many weeks when they play District 13A and Carroll County brethren McKenzie this Friday, nearly doubled the Bullodogs’ output with 330 total yards.
Arkel Coleman and Vashaun Graves had short scoring runs in the first half to give Milan a 13-7 lead at the intermission.
In other games of interest from Friday:
Lex. 34, Chester Co. 27
Ryan Halliburton and Kerry Sellers ran for two touchdowns apiece as the Tigers (No. 2) won a District 14A showdown of unbeaten state-ranked teams against fifth-ranked CC.
The loss spoiled a monster game by Eagle running back Cameron Phelps who rushed for 226 yards and all four Chester County TDs.
D’burg 14, Westview 0
D’burg quarterback Hayden Alford ran for both Trojan touchdowns in a key District 13AA matchup.
The Trojans improved their postseason hopes, now standing at 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league play.
Westview suffered two interceptions and missed a field goal. A fourth Charger drive died on downs in Dyersburg territory.
Dresden 44, Riverside 13
Gatlin Hatchel and Colin Kanehl both rushed for over 100 yards as the Lions won for the seventh time in eight games to protect their No. 6 (Class 2A) state rankings.
Hatchel ran for one score and threw for another, while Kanehl rushed for two TDs.
H’boldt 55, Greenfield 7
The fifth-ranked Vikings (2A) returned three punts and an interception for a score to win for the sixth time in seven games and take over the top spot in District 14A.
Antonio Brooks took kicks back 49 and 52 yards to paydirt, and Nic McLilly had a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown.
George Wilson capped a 48-point first half for the Vikings with a 29-yard interception return for a TD.
Austin Pence had Greenfield’s only score on a 50-yard run.
Published in The Messenger 10.10.11

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