“The defense got some stops, gave us a short field a couple times. We've got to take advantage of that more often.”
Using a committee of running backs, the Wolves rushed for 152 yards, with Hansen providing 58. Sophomore Darren Williams provided a late spark, rushing for 56 yards on five second-half carries, while both Ke'Marrie Carter-Hartfield and Michael Farmer provided some tough yards as well.
Farmer, who moved over from Edmond North last summer and has been working his way back from a torn ACL late last season, is gradually gaining more playing time. He had two sacks and a fumble recovery from the defensive end position.
Mustang (3-2, 1-1) found some success through the air, with sophomore Chandler Garrett throwing for 302 yards and two touchdowns on 27-of-34 passing. But Santa Fe's defense came up big in clutch moments.
The Wolves picked off two passes, recovered two fumbles and forced three turnovers on downs with Mustang inside the Santa Fe 25.
“It's about pride for us,” Onwuchuruba said of the defense. “Not only was it homecoming, but it's another district game, and the momentum of beating a team that is such a good offensive team is just gonna boost us up that much more.”