Belmont burns Mustangs with takeaways

football_icon_greenBy Scotty Nichols

Itawamba Times

MANTACHIE – Miscues plagued the Mustangs as they turned the ball over six times in 11 possessions, while six players accounted for Belmont’s touchdowns .

Mantachie coughed up five fumbles and tossed two interceptions – one returned 61 yards for a touchdown by Lorenzo Braxton – as the Cardinals capitalized on every possession the Mustangs provided.

Skylar Poole, Chandler Higgenbottom, Ryan Gray and Shawn Puckett all scored touchdown runs for Belmont. Braxton also caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Bryan Malone, and Kole Timbs pounced on a fumble in the Mantachie end zone for a score.

Corey Smith had a 1-yard TD run for the Mustangs.