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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • 'Stangs buck T-Birds

  • The visiting Skyline Thunderbirds saw their record drop to 0-8 on the season following a 66-20 defeat at the hands of the Macksville Mustangs Friday night.
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  • The visiting Skyline Thunderbirds saw their record drop to 0-8 on the season following a 66-20 defeat at the hands of the Macksville Mustangs Friday night.
    Although the Skyliners got off to a good start, drawing first blood on the scoreboard, it wasn’t long before the wheels came off.
    After a Skyline TD and 2 point conversion gave the T-Birds the lead, the Mustangs put up 14 points of their own in the first quarter to take a 14-8 advantage.
    The second quarter was a debacle for Skyline as Macksville outscored the Thunderbirds 28-6 to go up 42-14 at the break.
    Things did not get a whole lot better for the T-Birds in the second half. The third quarter was nearly as lopsided as the second, the Mustangs putting up 24 points to the Thunderbirds 6.
    With the score 66-20 in favor of Macksville at the end of the third stanza, a halt was called to the proceedings.
    It was a dominating performance by the Mustangs, who have now gotten their record back to even at 4-4 after a slow start.
    “Macksville did a good job of getting (QB Tanner) Tranbarger out in space,” Skyline head coach Jon Novotny observed. “He was a real gamechanger.”
    “We didn’t tackle well at all,” Novotny continued. “Tranbarger made a lot of big plays against us on scrambles. Even if we busted their play, Tranbarger would play keep-away from us until he found a  receiver or took off running.”
    Skyline will have one last chance to get a win this season when they host the Kinsley Coyotes next Thursday for Parents Night.
    STATS
    Skyline      8    6   6    x   20
    Macksville 14 28 24  x   66
     
    PASSING Patterson 0/3/ 1 int
    Weber 0/4/2 int
    Baird 2/3/45/ 1 TD
     
    RUSHING Weber 12/43
    Baird 16/84
     
    RECEIVING Patterson 2/45
     
    TACKLES Baird 8
    Hacker 5
    Howell 5
    Weber 5
     
    TOUCHDOWNS Patterson 1
    Baird 2

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