Homecoming turned barn burner highlights Bridgeport football

Mustangs lose 48-36

Bridgeport Homecoming royalty included from left seniors king and queen Bryan Gildo and Carmen Quezaba, juniors Ofer Gutierrez and Cassandra Valdovinos, sophomores Brandon Garcia and Angelita Valdovinos, and freshmen Esteban Martinez and Arialis Gonzalez. Mike Maltais/QCH

Entiat’s Braedyn Brumback, 55, tackles Mustang Jorge Herrera, 50, during second quarter action at Bridgeport last Friday evening.

BRIDGEPORT – What started out as a Homecoming celebration turned into a real barn burner between the visiting Entiat Tigers and Bridgeport Mustangs on the football field.
Through all but the final minutes of the first half it looked like the Mustangs had Entiat’s number as Bridgeport jumped out to an early lead and built on it into the second quarter. The Mustangs were up by more than two touchdowns when the Tigers began chipping away at the leaders with some key pass plays. With three minutes left until halftime Entiat scored and with a successful two-point conversion closed the gap from 10 points, 28-18, to a pair, 28-26. On their next possession the Tigers used the closing seconds of the second quarter to score on another pass play, add a two-point conversion and take the lead, 34-28 at the halftime whistle.
With the momentum going their way the Tigers returned for the third quarter and held off Bridgeport’s attempt to regain the lead.
“We slowed down in the second half and only managed one touchdown,” said Mustangs’ head coach John McDougal. “Unfortunately, Entiat didn’t. Bridgeport lost, 48-36.”
In their earlier game against Entiat on the road Oct. 2, the Mustangs dropped a close outcome, 26-24. Bridgeport is scheduled to meet Liberty Bell on the road Oct. 29, and host Soap Lake on Nov. 5. The Mustangs are 1-4 in district competition with their only win against Pateros, 40-14, on Oct. 15.


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