Mustangs host Senators in JEAG Sports week 1 GOW

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Coming off of a hard fought 19-17 victory over the Ponte Vedra Sharks, the Mandarin Mustangs have high hopes for the 2023 football season. If you take a look at their roster, you will begin to understand why. To say the least, this team is filled with talented players across the board. This high powered offense includes Super 11 offensive lineman and University of Miami commit Deryc Plazz, University of Alabama commit and superstar receiver Jamie Ffrench, JEAG Sports Fab 50 top running back Tiant Wyche, all led by rising star Quarterback Tramell Jones Jr. 

In 2022,Tramell Jones completed nearly 60 percent of his passes for 2,310 yards and 23 touchdowns as a Sophomore. Five of those touchdown passes went to standout receiver Jamie Ffrench, along with nearly 700 receiving yards on 44 receptions. Running back Tiant Wyche gained over 1,100 all purpose yards and scored 12 touchdowns on 149 touches. The production of this offensive was impressive last year and with the addition of Deryc Plazz, the expectation of elevation doesn’t seem too far-fetched. 

The Mustang defense is star-studded this year with Super 11 defensive backs and Penn State commits Jon Mitchell and Antoine Belgrave-Shorter. Hylton Stubbs, a hard hitting Safety transfer, is a part of this talented secondary as well. They also have a solid linebacker presence in senior Jackson Copeland. With all of the talent surrounding this team, their strategy is simple. If the Mustangs can play high level, sound and disciplined football, there is no way they shouldn’t be on top at the end of the 2023 football season.  

The Mustangs will host the Fletcher Senators in the week 1 JEAG Sports game of the week on Friday, August 25th. The Senators are a team that also has something to prove. Led by Super 11 Quarterback Marcelis Tate, Fletcher considers themselves in good hands. Tate is an athletic player who not only has a cannon for an arm but can punish opposing teams with his legs as well. The dual threat QB rushed for over 700 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2022. Another key player to watch for the Senators is JEAG Sports Fab 50 Top receiver Anthony Vaglienti. This young player is a game changer that has the ability to stretch the field in an amazing way. Vaglienti caught 44 passes for 738 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2022. Both Mandarin and Fletcher have chips on their shoulder as they look to make their mark on the football culture in Northeast Florida. This will be an electrifying way to start off the 2023 football season. May the best team win.

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