DGS varsity football loses to DGN


Delaney Turner

The Mustangs ended up losing the game with a final score of 7-27.

On Sept. 9, 2022, the DGS varsity football team took on the DGN Trojans in the 2022 crosstown game. The Mustangs ended up losing the game with a final score of 7-27.

During the first half, the Trojans scored one touchdown, right before halftime. After the start of the second half, the Mustangs tied the score up with a touchdown from senior Brandon Amaniampong.

“[It was a] really close back and forth game that seemed like it could go either way,” Assistant Varsity Coach David Burton said.

Despite the hopeful opening to the third quarter, the Mustangs were not able to score again, and eventually fell behind. Amaniampong described how the Mustangs played during the third and fourth quarter.

“DGN responded with a score [and] from then on they scored two more times. We just ran out of time as a team,” Amaniampong said.

In addition to running out of time, the Mustangs had a few penalties called against them by the referees.

“South had some untimely penalties that gave DGN an advantage. North had won the field position battle and took advantage of it at the end of the game,” Burton said.

Even though the game ended in a loss for the Mustangs, senior and varsity co-captain Joe Genna felt that the team played well overall.

“We had a couple great catches on offense and some good stops on defense, but being more consistent is going to be a key to success for us going forward when we get into our conference games,” Genna said.

The Mustang’s record is now 0-3, though the team is hopeful for a win next week against Willowbrook High School.

“We definitely now are focusing on Willowbrook and putting the last three weeks behind us. We haven’t won conference since 2013 and I definitely think that we have what it takes to win the conference championship this year, ” Senior Luke Spear said.

The Mustangs will take on Willowbrook on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for the DGS Homecoming game.