Roosevelt, Utah-For the Oilers this game could be summed up with on one word, impressive. For the Mustangs only two words were needed, missed opportunities. Jake Ihde found his form again for the Oilers who displayed a well balanced attack both offensively and defensively to down the Mustangs 34-7 in Roosevelt, Utah. Ihde finished 6 for 13 with 141 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception while running for another 55 and another score. The ground score came first on the Oilers second possession when a mishandled snap forced Ihde to pick the ball off the field and run it 17 yards for the score. A missed PAT lead to a 6-0 score after one quarter. In the second quarter Ihde would find Travis Maxfield on an 8 yard TD completion for the second score of the game and the 5th TD reception by Maxfield on the season. On the ensuing drive the Mustangs would be led down the field by QB Ryan Schatt and one first and goal from the 3 Jared Ihde of the Oiler defense would strip the running back of the ball but it would find its way to a Mustang Lineman who would fall on it for the score completing every lineman’s dream. After an Oiler punt Schatt would leave a ball too high for his receiver and it would be picked off by Tyler Reinhardt and returned 54 yards for the defensive touchdown. After another miss PAT attempt the game would go to halftime with a score of 18-7.
The second half would see the Oilers go to a ground game to eat up some clock and the Mustangs throwing the ball in an attempt to make something happen. But the Oilers would again strike black gold as Andy Key would haul in a 70 yard pass for another score and after missing the first three PAT attempts the Oilers would decide to go for 2 because it would have just as much of a chance of being good. Backup QB Jonathon Stapp would find TE Keenan Harvey for the conversion. Stapp would be inserted at QB for the rest of the game going into the fourth quarter with the Oilers up 26-7. In the fourth quarter Stapp would have one of his 4 pass attempts intercepted by the Mustangs secondary which looked like it ignited a spark in the Mustangs. They would use various dips and dunks to move the ball down inside the 10 poised to score again, but on second and goal Schatt’s pass would be intercepted by LB Folau Lapuaho and returned 98 yards for the game’s final score of 34-7.
Andy Key would lead the team in tackles with 5 on defense. DE Marcel Borque would rack up 3 more sacks giving him 6 in only three games good enough for second in the entire AA. Chris Carter and Blake Meacham would add another sack apiece. Part of a defensive line that would harass Schatt and the Mustang’s backfield all game long. Next week the Oilers look to stay perfect as they travel to in state rival the Davis Vipers, meanwhile, the Mustangs look to rebound against the Mini-Cassia Diggers.