Mid-Prairie shuts down Mustangs in 42-7 road win

By Giovanni Coronel
Posted 9/27/23

Nearly pitching a shutout, the Golden Hawks put on a defensive clinic en route to their first road win of the season, 42-7, over the Davis County Mustangs on Sept. 22. 

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Mid-Prairie shuts down Mustangs in 42-7 road win


Nearly pitching a shutout, the Golden Hawks put on a defensive clinic en route to their first road win of the season, 42-7, over the Davis County Mustangs on Sept. 22. 

During a night dominated by the Mid-Prairie defense, it was only fitting for its defense to set the tone early by scoring the first points of the contest. 

On the sixth snap of the game the Mustang quarterback, junior Carter Will, had a pass intercepted by senior WR/CB Dylan Henry, his first of the season. 

With the endzone on his mind Henry travels 76 yards to score a touchdown and give the Golden Hawks an early lead. Henry’s 76 yd pick-six ranks as the 4th longest in Mid-Prairie school history.   

“Overall it was a tremendous job,” Mid-Prairie head football coach Daren Lambert said about how the defense performed against Davis County 

“As we progressed throughout the weeks the assignment and doing your job has gotten so much better. A pick six to really set the tone, that’s a gut punch for the other side and especially in the first series of the game. Just overall very pleased with those guys.”

Defense leading to offense, the Golden Hawks secured another takeaway, a fumble recovery by sophomore Kaden Kos that was jarred loose by senior Jack Greiner, at the tail end of the first quarter.

Cashing in off of the turnover, the Golden Hawks went on an eight play 50 yard drive that ended in the endzone. The scoring play came from junior quarterback Brady Weber, a five-yard rushing TD for the left-handed QB. 

Weber made key plays with his arm and legs all night long, but especially in the second quarter. He ended the game with one passing and two rushing touchdowns and all those scores came in the second frame. 

“He expects to be great. I expect him to be great. And he was great tonight,” coach Lambert said about Weber. “I think there’s a couple of throws he wants back, but just the game is really coming to him. He’s a smart player, great leader, and he’s always offering up suggestions and knows how to read a defense. He’s just getting better and better each week. And that’s exactly what we need.”

Weber also converted a two-point conversion in the third quarter, the first successful two-point attempt for the Hawks this year. In total Weber threw for 133 yards and rushed for 13 yards.  

Coming off a fantastic performance last week Hudson Ehrenfelt, a Mid-Prairie sophomore, continues to be a big-time playmaker. 

On fourth and long in the second frame Weber tossed a high lofting ball down the middle and Ehrenfelt showed some impressive hops, going up to complete the catch. 

With no defenders around to tackle him, Ehrenfelt raced towards the end zone for his first receiving TD of the season. Ehrenfelt, Mid-Prairie’s leading rusher, shows he can be just as deadly through the air as he is on the ground. 

“He is just a great player, we got to find ways to get him the football and then his success leads to the success of others,” coach Lambert said about Ehrenfelt. “It’s great to have a guy that you can count on. You can hand him the ball, you can throw him the ball, he’s a weapon.” 

Ehrenfelt had two catches for 43 yards, with his TD catch going for 34 yards. The leading receiver for the Hawks was junior Cobi Hershberger, catching four passes for 50 yards. 

Rushing for over 100 yards for the second consecutive game, Ehrenfelt led all players with 153 rushing yards and scored a six-yard rushing TD in the third quarter. 

In the fourth quarter Mid-Prairie junior Landry Gingerich scored his first TD of the year, a two-yard rushing score. 

This was also the quarter Davis County avoided the shut out, scoring their own rushing TD with four minutes left in the game. 

With back-to-back wins over district opponents Mid-Prairie improves its record in district play to 2-0. 

Up next for Mid-Prairie (2-3) will be a home game against the Mediapolis Bulldogs (3-2) on Sept. 29.


Mid-Prairie 42, Davis County 7

M-P  7    20    8    7  --  42

DC    0    0      0    7  --   7