Mustangs take down Panthers

Mustang football

Shoal River running back Kenny Whaley bulls his way into the end zone for a 2-point conversion as the Mustangs beat Davidson on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 01:00 AM.

CRESTVIEW – More than middle school bragging rights were on the line as Shoal River hosted Davidson in the cross-town rivalry football game Thursday night at Crestview High School’s Jack Foster Stadium.

The Mustangs were trying to secure a spot in the upcoming Okaloosa County playoffs and the Panthers were trying to play spoiler. Davidson’s spoiler role was never to be.

Shoal River capitalized on multiple Davidson mistakes to take a 33-8 win and wrap up a spot in the playoffs.

The Mustangs (5-2) finished as the No. 3 seed in the county and travel to Niceville to take on No. 2 seed Bruner on Thursday in a 6:30 p.m. game.

“It’s always good to beat a good football team,” Shoal River coach Ryan Gillis said. “Hats off to (Davidson) coach (Chris) Small and his staff. They always come in prepared.

“They’ve had a rough year this year, but it’s always a battle when you come in here. It’s good to get a win. It’s always good to beat the Davidson Panthers.”

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