ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs entertained the Gans Grizzlies in a preseason scrimmage Friday night at Mustang Field for the final tune-up for the 2012 football season.
In Gans' first series of 10 plays for both teams, Arkoma senior Matthew Shafer recovered a fumble on the Grizzlies eighth play. He also tallied 23 yards rushing in just four attempts for the Mustangs.
"He's a bull in there,â€ť said Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach, about Shafer. â€śHe runs hard. He likes contact. That's a good thing for a fullback and middle linebacker, so I am very pleased with his effort. He had some good runs, and good plays defensively.â€ť
Arkoma got on the board on its third series. Senior quarterback Nathan Gragg hit receiver Tyree Nolden for a 70-yard TD reception.