Defending champ Mustangs face undefeated Razorbacks for youth football league title

Published 10:02 am Saturday, November 13, 2010

FRANKLIN—The undefeated Holland Razorbacks on Monday, Nov. 15, will try to win their first Franklin-Southampton Youth Football League championship in 16 years.

Holland will go up against the defending champion Franklin Mustangs, who lost their only game this season to the Razorbacks. It will be the Mustangs’ 24th appearance in the title game, which begins at 8 p.m. at Armory Field.

Holland cruised into the championship game by defeating the Windsor Knights 29-0 in the first round of playoffs on Wednesday.

The Mustangs advanced by defeating the Boykins Bulldogs 6-0 in overtime Wednesday.

Franklin scored on its third play of the overtime period when Javonte Baker dove into the end zone over the left side of the Mustang line. The Franklin defense then stopped a tough Bulldog team on four downs to gain its way into the title match.

The Mustang defense was led by Baker, Caleb Bradshaw, Stephen Pullen, Darius Evans and the Agunzo twins, Daniel and Shane. Mustang coach Rob Carter had high praise for Baker after the game.

“Javonte saved the game two or three times on defense, and he had another good game on the other side of the football,” Carter said. “Boykins is a very good team, but our boys did what they had to do when it came to overtime.”

The Mustangs will face a very physical Razorback team on Monday.

“I don’t think many people give us much of a chance Monday night,” Carter said. “Holland is better than some junior varsity teams in the area, but our team will line up against them and hopefully we will give them a game. Kids are kids.”

The slate for Monday starts at 6:15 p.m. with the Windsor Knight B-Team playing the Franklin Mustang B-Team. At 7 p.m., B-team Razorbacks will go against Boykins.

Holland has won four league championships, the last one in 1994.