MUSTANG — David Glidden was the ultimate answer for Mustang on Friday night. He was also the one problem Westmoore couldn't solve.
Glidden, who has committed to Oklahoma State, scored on offense, defense and special teams, and after a slow start in the first half, the Broncos' offense exploded for a 43-7 victory and clinched a home playoff game.
"Our whole mindset since we got beat at Lawton has been to just run the table," Mustang coach Ty Prestidge said. "We've got one game left."
Known for its high-octane offense, Mustang (7-2) got a spark from its defense and special teams. The Broncos scored three times in two minutes just before the end of the first quarter.
After quarterback Brandon Taylor connected with Michael Anderson for the game's first touchdown, Mustang forced a safety and Glidden returned the ensuing free kick 70 yards back through the Westmoore kickoff coverage team.
"I had two holes to pick from," Glidden said. "I always like to make the cutback. I think it gives me more distance and more space to work with."
Glidden finished the game with 154 receiving yards — but had over 200 total yards — and scored three touchdowns. He also threw a 36-yard pass on a fake punt.
"You get the ball in his hands," Prestidge said. "However you can do it."
Not everything was bright for Glidden. In the second half, Glidden fumbled a punt and Westmoore (5-4) took possession inside the Broncos' 30-yard line. Three plays later, Glidden picked off Jaguars' quarterback Trevor Thompson and weaved his way 96 yards for his third touchdown of the game.
"What I like about him is when he does make a mistakes, he has amnesia toward it," Prestige said. "He just plays the next play.... There's a lot of really talented kids, when something goes bad, they duck their heads because they are so used to success. David doesn't do that."