The Durant Tigers traveled to J. J. McClain Friday night but were unable to break the Mustangs.
After a scoreless first half, that included a 30-minute weather delay, Durant got on the board with a 52 yard touchdown run from Nicholas Bell on the first play of the second half.
Durant quarterback Ira Haymer was successful on the two-point attempt and the Tigers led 8-0.
Shortly after the Tiger score, McClain’s Timothy Stewart scored on a short run to help his Mustangs pull within two of Durant after the conversion failed.
With 4:04 left in the third quarter, the Mustangs scored again.
Mustang quarterback Rotavious Thurmond snuck one in from four yards out to pull ahead 12-8 after a failed conversion attempt.
Stewart added another touchdown with 1:44 left in the fourth quarter to secure an 18-8 win over their cross county rival.
Offensively, Thurmond, who had 93 yards rushing on 13 attempts, and Timothy Stewart, who had 90 yards on 11 rushes, led the Mustangs.
Thurmond also had 32 yards through the air on three completions and 23 yards receiving on one reception.
Tyron Lemon had two catches for the Mustangs for 25 yards.
The Tigers were led by Nicholas Bell, who had 75 yards rushing on 13 attempts and quarterback Ira Haymer who had 40 yards on 11 attempts.
Haymer threw for 102 yards with five completions.
Cedric Common led all receivers with 96 yards on four receptions.
Defensively, the Mustangs were led by Timothy Stewart with five tackles and seven assists and Adrine Anderson with five tackles and five assists.
Stewart added a quarterback sack as well. Cornelius Ware, who had four tackles and five assists, led the Tigers.
Haymer had three tackles and five assists, Amon’Ta Coffee had two tackles and six assists and Common had four tackles and three assists.
Common added a sack for a loss of 10 yards and Kendarius Wilson had one sack for a five-yard loss.
The Mustangs had a total of 209 rushing yards and 55 yards through the air, and the Tigers had 147 yards rushing with 102 yards through the air as well.
The Mustangs will travel to J. Z. George for a 7:30 p.m. contest Friday night.
The Durant Tigers will travel as well Friday night to play Dexter. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.
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