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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Grapevine sees quick turnaround


To say the Grapevine Mustangs have come a long way under first-year coach Dave Henigan is an understatement.

Just take last Friday's 37-35 victory against Keller as an example.

The Mustangs took a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, then Keller rallied to lead, 35-34, with 40 seconds to go.

Most teams that had lost 16 of their last 18 games -- regardless of a current two-game winning streak -- would have probably had the wind taken out of their sails at that point. Instead, Grapevine went on a game-winning drive in those 40 seconds, with QB Reed Ryan completing three straight passes before gaining 14 yards on a quarterback draw.

One final running play put the Mustangs in the middle of the field to set up Alex Mueller's game-winning 31-yard field goal as time expired.

"They did a really good job of executing," Henigan said. "All five plays that we ran in the drive were big, really."

After losing every game last season, the Mustangs (3-3) have won three in a row and are tied for first place with Trinity heading into Friday's game against Keller Fossil Ridge (0-5, 0-3 in District 5-5A).