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MCCES Mustangs’ running back Chris Harris fights to make it to the end zone during the playoff game at Felix Field Nov. 2, 2011.

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Mustangs move on: ’Stangs to face undefeated Bulldawgs in championship

4 Nov 2011 | Pfc. Ali Azimi

It has been a long and grueling season leading up to the playoffs for the Commanding General’s Intramural Football League.

Four teams faced off over the course of six weeks leading to these last games. After fighting tooth and nail, the teams narrowed down to the final two.

The Mustangs defeated the MWSS-374 Rhinos in the playoff game Nov. 2, 2011, at Felix field, earning them the chance to face the undefeated Bulldawgs in the finals Nov. 9, 2011.

The game started off slowly, with no points in the first quarter for either team. Each team was careful in their strategy using each play as efficiently as possible. No Hail Marys or crazy plays, just trying to run the ball to the end zone.

In the second quarter the Rhinos took the lead with a touchdown, bringing the score 7-0.

The Rhinos reinforced their defense. For a while it seemed as though the Mustangs would not get through.

But the Mustangs did not rest. They pushed through the Rhinos’ defense and made their way to the end zone for a tie. They crushed what was a seemingly impenetrable defense and went on to score another five points and win the game 12-7.

The Mustangs will go on to face the Bulldawgs in next week’s finals and decide who is the Combat Center’s top team. The winner of the final match-up will represent the installation in the Best of the West game against Camp Pendleton’s best football team Nov. 12, 2011.

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