The George Mason Mustangs varsity football team lost its final home game of the season 56-10 to the William Monroe Dragons. The loss drops the Mustangs to 1-7 on the season with two away games remaining on their schedule.
The Mustangs had to play this game without top player senior Stephen Lubnow, who was injured in the previous game at Purchase Line High School the week before, a season-ending injury.
The loss of Lubnow was apparent from the start as the Mustangs struggled and fell behind the Dragons rather quickly. The Dragons’ running game and physical play were too much for the undermanned Mustangs as they led 35-0 after the first quarter and 49-3 at halftime.
The highlight of the game and one of the few during a tough Mustangs season came late in the second quarter when junior kicker Henry Darmstadter drilled a field goal from over 40 yards to get his team on the scoreboard. It was an impressive kick going into the wind that a lot of high school kickers couldn’t make.
The Mustangs finish the season 1-3 at home and have upcoming road games at Clarke County and Manassas Park to conclude the 2011 season. It’s been a tough season, but there’s still an opportunity for the team to finish strong and gain some momentum heading into the offseason if they can get a couple of wins over the next couple of weeks.