Mustangs try to keep early pace

By Anthony Rhoads

The last time the Morrow Mustangs have been 1-0 was in 1998.

That year, the Mustangs not only won their first game of the season but went on a nine-game winning streak before losing to Riverdale 34-6 in the final game of the regular season.

But before this year's version of the Mustangs can think about a nine-game win streak, they need to think about just getting win No. 2.

They'll have their chance at going 2-0 today as they take on the Riverdale Raiders at Tara Stadium.

Morrow head coach Dorwyn Lyles knows it will definitely be a challenge for his team to win its second game in a row.

"They're going to be a tough team," Lyles said. "They have the speed and they have a high-powered offense. They'll be a tough team to beat. We've got to control their running game and not let them have big plays."

Last week, Morrow beat Forest Park 12-6 and while the team had a few big plays here and there, it wasn't a great outing overall.

The team couldn't get its offense in gear for much of the night.

"I hope it was first game jitters," Lyles said. "It was a sloppy game with a lot of penalties."

There were some bright spots in last week's game. Reginald Williams had a big night last week for Morrow as he gained more than 100 yards rushing. Teammate Claude Williams gained more than 60 yards rushing.

"We should be competitive and we'll be OK," Lyles said.

Riverdale is coming off a loss to North Clayton.

Even though the Raiders lost the game, Kelvin Colbert had a solid game individually as he scored two touchdowns.