Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Updated: October 19, 12:20 PM ET
Premature celebration for Sachse fans
Late in the third quarter of last Friday night"s loss to Garland, Sachse running back David Wesley was tackled at the Garland goal line with the Mustangs (3-3, 1-2) trailing, 28-7. The Sachse cheerleaders and band assumed a touchdown had been scored. The band started playing the school's fight song, and the cheerleaders ran into the end zone to begin celebrating with push-ups. Only one problem -- Wesley was ruled down at the 1-yard line.
The Owls (5-1, 3-0) then pushed Sachse backwards to the 5-yard line on the ensuing series and stopped it on downs before going on to win, 35-7. However, Garland defensive tackle Jeremiah Edwards, who came up with stop on fourth down, indicated the Owls received no extra motivation from the band and cheerleaders.
"Man, when I'm down on the field I don"t notice that stuff," said the senior, who has orally committed to Kansas.
"Nah, you can"t hear any of that," added senior safety Tyrhe Ivery. "We were just focusing on what we were doing. We just wanted to make a stop."