“We knew they would run it, try to mix it up, try to go different directions and get our eyes going the wrong way,” Mustang defensive tackle Xavier Whitehead said. “We knew we had to stay flat, keep pursuing the ball and just make tackles.”
The defense forced a pair of punts in the first quarter with Southmoore going into the gusting wind, both of which set up the Bronco offense with short fields. And that made easy work for Garrett and Edwards.
“Our goal on offense was to get started early,” Edwards said. “Get first downs and get rolling. We felt we did a good job of that.”
Now, Edwards will go to the playoffs for the first time in his varsity career — even if it's not as a quarterback.
“The change was hard at first,” Edwards said. “When those things first hit you, you don't see the big picture. I'm thinking, you know, I suck. But once I saw farther down the road, I decided I was gonna roll with it and do the best I could do
“Now we're going to the playoffs. All of us seniors have worked hard for this, and we wanted the chance to play for this.”