MUSTANG — The Yukon Millers held the Mustang Broncos to a field goal in overtime before Yukon's Hayden Somerville connected with Caelan Groce on the following possession to give the Millers a 19-16 win Friday in Mustang.
Mistakes plagued Yukon early as they turned the ball over twice in the first half. The Millers were also penalized five times for 50 yards.
However, Mustang couldn't capitalize on Yukon's mistakes and missed on a number of opportunities to extend the lead early in the game. The Broncos had two touchdowns called off due to penalties and finished the half with a 7-0 lead.
Second-half adjustments were key for the Millers, who opened the third quarter with a four play, 49-yard drive capped off by a 42-yard touchdown run by Shawn Anderson.
Yukon used a no-huddle offense after the break and rushed the ball 23 times in the second half, compared to seven in the first.
The Millers took their first lead later in the third with a 59-yard scoring strike from Somerville to receiver Trae Anderson. After a botched PAT snap, the Millers held a 13-7 lead.
Mustang answered by driving 49 yards and after a 4-yard touchdown pass from Edwards to Colton Hadlock and a botched PAT, tied the game 13-13.
After a scoreless fourth quarter, the Broncos drew a pass interference call in the end zone on their lone overtime possession. However, Yukon stymied Mustang on three straight runs from the two-yard line and forced a field goal. The Millers scored three plays later and captured their first win of the season.
“We have some of the fastest players in the state on the outside,” Someville said after the game. “I felt like one of our advantages was to throw over the top. At the end of the game I guess it just worked. Like magic.”
The Millers continue their season Sept. 12 against Edmond Santa Fe in Edmond, while the Broncos look for their first win against Putnam City North in Oklahoma City.