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.


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