AAA youth football takes down Ferndale


By Adam Madison

Triplicate staff writer

CRESCENT CITY The 'AAA' DNYF Mustangs scored an overtime touchdown Sunday to beat the undefeated Ferndale Mustangs 26-20.

andquot;This is the first time this teams lost ... and we shut them down,andquot; Pat Terry, coach for DNYF said.

andquot;We had some guys really step up in offense and defense,andquot; Terry said.

Julian Markussen caught one touchdown pass and ran one in. Kris Larson scored a touchdown. Austin Moore caught a touchdown, and Colin Taylor caught one in the end zone for the win.

Berrick Sala stood out on defense, Terry said.

andquot;He was a monster, he just shut their running game down in the second half,andquot; he said.

Terry noted that andquot;none of this would have been possible without the team working together.andquot;

In other games, the DNYF Blue #1 scored 12 points against the Eureka Jacks' 19, for a loss for the 'A' league team.

The DNYF Gold #2 corralled the Ferndale Mustangs, shutting them out with 23 points.

The 'AA' DNYF Mavericks lost against the 'AA' Ferndale Mustangs who scored 13 points, leaving the Mavericks with 6.

andquot;At least three of our teams look like they're going to the playoffs,andquot; Wendy Terry, president of Del Norte Youth Football and Cheer said.

Oct. 28 will be the teams' last regular season games. Nov. 3 will be the Cheer Competition in Eureka. Nov. 4 is the youth football playoffs, and Nov. 18 is the championship game at Humboldt State University.

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