Mitchell has scored 26 touchdowns this season by nine different players
Trinity, FL – Five…The number of wins for the Mitchell Mustangs so far this year. Five…The number of games Mitchell has played this season. You get it, undefeated is the best way to describe Mitchell right now and deservingly so. Anclote, River Ridge, Ridgewood, Clearwater and Pasco have suffered defeat offered up by Mitchell. Don’t question the competition either. All but Ridgewood have a winning record after five games this season.
Current head coach Andy Schmitz has taken the program to new heights. After taking over for his father, Scott Schmitz in 2014 the Mustangs have become one of the toughest teams to beat in Pasco County with a playoff appearance each year since 2014.
2013 6-4 HC Scott Shmitz
2014 6-5 HC Andy Shmitz District Runner-Up
2015 9-2 HC Andy Schmitz District Champions
2016 8-3 HC Andy Schmitz District Champions
THE OFFENSIVE BALANCE
Mitchell Passing Yards Per Game, 121.6 while the Rushing Yards Per Game, 155.2. The Mustangs are running the ball 60% of the time while throwing the ball the remains 40% of the time. Not a bad ratio to keep the defenses honest. When it is time to put the ball in the end zone, they do not discriminate; Rushing TDs – 10 and Receiving TDs – 12.
Mitchell has outscored their opponents 191-71 after five games. No team in 6A-6 has scored more points and only Land O’Lakes has allowed fewer points (64) but have also played one less game. Sack City…The Mustangs get to the passer registering 22 sacks so far this year accounting for 200 sacks yards and 26 Quarterback hurries. Nick Ferrini (4.5), Luis Rivera (4.5), Dominic Marino (3.5) and Canyon Albergo (3.0) are the top four sack masters in the district. Defensive Backs Adam Rodgers and Stephan Peters have accounted for six interceptions. Rodgers leads the district with four interceptions.
THE PURPOSE…ALL OF THEM
Kym-mani King has numbers in every all purpose category except interception return yards: 1 rush yard, 225 receiving yards, 208 kick off return yards, 107 punt return yards 541 total yards, averaging 108.2 all-purpose yards per game.
Berkeley Prep, Sunlake, Tarpon Springs and Springstead remaining in the schedule. Are we getting to excited about Mitchell before they hit the back half of their schedule? Each win this season, Mitchell has scored 30 or more points excluding the 14-3 win over River Ridge. They scored 45 points the past two games.
Springstead will host Mitchell on Friday, October 6 in a key district matchup. Both teams currently are 1-0 versus district opponents.