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High school football: Mustang quarterback Frankie Edwards accounts for four TDs in victory over Yukon

The junior had three other touchdown passes negated by penalty in the first half
By Kelly Flanagan, For The Oklahoman Published: August 31, 2012

YUKON — Powered by the arm, legs and foot of quarterback Frankie Edwards, Mustang jumped to an 18-point third quarter lead then held off arch rival Yukon 38-28 in a Class 6A football season opener Friday night.

Edwards, a junior who started the last three games in 2011 and established himself as a running and passing threat, threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns, and pinned two pooch punts (43 and 39 yards) inside the Yukon 5-yard line. He also had three other touchdown passes negated by penalty in the first half.

“He was a 63 percent passer for us last year,” Broncos' coach Ty Prestige said. “He did a good job of spreading the ball around and moving the chains tonight.”

Yukon's offense was led by A.J. West, who rushed for 191 yards on 19 carries, including an 87-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Edwards' 6-yard touchdown run early in the second half put Mustang ahead 24-6. But a 27-yard touchdown pass and 1-yard touchdown run by Millers' quarterback Hayden Somerville in the next two Yukon possessions narrowed Mustang's lead to 24-20.

The Millers' comeback effort was thwarted by three subsequent turnovers. After Mustang was held to a three-and-out on its next possession, a muffed punt return gave the Broncos the ball back on the Yukon 44. A pass interference penalty, defensive holding penalty and 13-yard run by Edwards set up the next touchdown, a 3-yard run by Cale Harper.

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