Mustangs run over Autaugaville

Published 12:16 am Saturday, September 13, 2014

The weather was the only thing that could slow down the Isabella Mustangs on Friday.

Isabella (2-0 overall, 1-0 region) took a 6-0 lead on visiting Autaugaville (1-2, 0-2) on a 35-yard run by Caleb Giles, but the game was suspended because of lightning in the area with 4:10 remaining on the clock in the first quarter.

The lengthy delay didn’t sap the momentum from Isabella; instead, the Mustangs came back onto the field appearing well-rested.

With 2:48 on the clock, Jacob Carroll found the end zone from three yards out.

Quarterback Tyler Smith ran in the 2-point conversion to make the score 14-0.

The Mustangs were far from done.

Taking over on Autaugaville’s 34-yard line late in the first quarter, Caroll scored on the first play, and the point-after made the score 21-0.

Leading 28-0, Smith scored on a keeper from Autaugaville’s 10-yard line with 59 seconds remaining in the first half.

Isabella took possession of the ball again with 9 seconds left in the first half. It was just enough time for Smith to roll out of the pocket, take off down field and elude the Eagles’ defense on his way to the end zone for a 42-0 halftime lead.

Because of the delay and the lopsided score, the teams agreed to play 8-minute quarters in the second half.

Giles intercepted an Autaugaville pass on the visitors’ first possession, but then IHS fumbled the ball back to the Eagles.

After turning back the Eagles once again, Isabella took possession on its own 13-yard line. It was enough space for Austin Brasher, to stretch his legs on a 77-yard touchdown jog for a 49-0 lead.