by Matthew Hochberg
George Mason’s High School football team could not recreate its electric offensive attack from one year ago in their 56-42 victory over Warren County High School, this time falling 23-13 on their home field. In their sixth consecutive loss to bring them to 2-6 on the season, it was the Mustangs’ slow start that hurt them down the stretch.
Mason was held scoreless in the first half, allowing the Wildcats to put up 13 points. Still, though, the team led by senior running back Dustin Green was not too far behind.
In the third quarter of play, the game appeared to be getting out of a reach after another score by Warren County, making it a 20-point game. The Mustangs, however, came roaring back, scoring two touchdowns – both off Green runs – and bringing the game within one touchdown.
Green recorded his longest rush of the season, finding the end zone after running 81 yards, almost the entire length of the football field.
While it made the game close, Mason was unable to get on the scoreboard to either push the game into overtime or win it. Warren County added a field goal and earned the 23-13 victory.
Mason will travel to Madison County High School on Friday for their final away game of the season as they try to get back into the win column. The Mountaineers are 4-4 and will be trying to avenge their 42-27 loss to the Mustangs from last season.