Two-a-days: Mustang's new house
My two-a-day tour provided my first look at Mustang’s 2010 team, and their newly built stands, which sit on the west side of the field. The old bleachers on the east side are still there, and will be used for visitors’ seating, giving the Broncos a pretty big seating capacity.
The new stands hold nearly 5,000, and the picture above doesn’t really do it justice, neither in the size or the steep angle of it. The Broncos’ home opener comes in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 10 against Putnam City North. Some unfortunate timing will work against both Yukon and Mustang the next two seasons.
Yukon hosts Canadian County Bedlam this year and Mustang will host it next year when Yukon debuts its new stadium. So both of them will miss out on the chance to open their new places with their biggest rivalry game. Too bad.
Mustang’s new house is almost complete, aside from a few details and some landscaping around it. The red section in the middle is awaiting chair-back seats, which are being installed this week.
I also got to check out the new locker/weight room, which was a full remodel of the old one north of the football field. Very nice.
Aside from checking out some of practice, I was in Mustang for the photo and video shoot for a David Glidden story that will appear in the season preview section. It’s going to be good stuff.
A little football talk before I go… Wednesday was the first chance I’ve had to spend some time talking to junior QB Brandon Taylor. He seems to be a smart kid with his head on straight. We’ll see how the recruiting process goes for him. He also has a chance at a baseball future — hard-throwing left-handers aren’t exactly growing on trees in the big leagues.
He’ll get his chance to prove himself right away. Though he started half of last season, he had the powerhouse running game of Daniel Farrow to take some pressure off. This year, it’ll be up to him to get the ball out to his playmakers.
Taylor’s summer had a little bit of everything — some baseball, a little football, a taste of big-time recruiting and some minor surgery.
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