by Matthew Hochberg
For the fifth time in five games, George Mason’s High School football team failed to secure a win. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Mustangs fell to 2-5 on the season against a talented group from Clarke County High School.
Mason lost by a score of 49-7, finally managing to find the end zone in the fourth quarter to avoid getting shut out for the first time this season.
The Eagles improved to 5-2 on the season with their impressive victory on Homecoming night. They recorded seven touchdowns in the first half, including scores on a 54-yard pass, a 48-yard punt return and a 59-yard run.
Mason running back Dustin Green was able to put up six points on the board for his team in the final quarter of the contest with a rushing play at the goal line.
The senior finished with 68 rushing yards on the night, his lowest total in almost a month. Junior fullback Finn Roou added 43 yards on the ground, including a solid 23-yard run while junior quarterback Thomas Creed finished the night 6-of-21 in the air, connecting on a 25-yard pass for his furthest throw of the night.
This Friday night, the Mustangs will take on Warren County High School for their second to last regular season home game of the season.
Last year, Mason defeated the Wildcats 56-42 in a high-scoring affair, which gave them their fifth win of the season. Warren County has had struggles this season, too, with just a 1-6 record for the year.