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Noah McCray (23) evades an Ohatchee defender to gain yardage for the Mustangs. -Jeff Sargent

Noah McCray (23) evades an Ohatchee defender to gain yardage for the Mustangs. -Jeff Sargent

The Southeastern Mustangs took on the Ohatchee Indians in the first round of the state playoffs losing 13-55.

The Mustangs remained scoreless in the first half going into halftime trailing 0-20. They finally got on the board in the third quarter with Brady Leith finding brother Austin Leith open for a 27-yard touchdown pass. The Mustangs trailed 7-41 at the end of the third quarter.

The Mustangs scored again in the fourth with Kevin Juhola finding the end zone on the ground for a second Mustangs’ touchdown bringing the game to its final score of 55-13 and an Indian victory.

Offensively for the Mustangs, Trent Carpenter went 7-for-14 for 79 yards and ran 12 times for 26 yards. Juhola caught one pass for 28 yards and ran 17 times for 64 yards and a touchdown. Brady Leith went 1-for-1 for 27 yards and a touchdown. Austin Leith caught two passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Justin Pendleton had eight tackles; Juhola had five tackles; Christian Alvarado had four tackles and a sack; and Austin Leith had four tackles.

The Mustangs end their season 5-6.