Houston Football started the joy every student feels leading into Fall Break a little early.
Led by Senior Lincoln Pare, who had a career night against Collierville, rushing for 363 yards on 34 carries and scoring five touchdowns as the Mustangs, demonstrated plenty of offensive muscle in a 56-28 win Thursday evening. The win makes US 7-0 and 3-0 in Region 7-6A play.
“Our confidence level is through the roof right now but we know we have to take every game seriously and take every game the same,” Pare said.
“Offensively, we’re confident we’re going to score points,” said head coach James Thomas. “Defense is coming along pretty good, special teams … I feel like our kicker, Carson Richards, has done pretty well. We’re pretty strong but we feel like we’ve got another step to take. You want to peak in the playoffs so that’s where we’re headed.”
The 56 points scored are the most for the Mustangs since Sept. 12, 2008, when they defeated Frayser, 61-14. The 56 points are the most Collierville has allowed in a game since Oct. 28, 2011, when the Dragons lost to Ridgeway, 62-17.
John Varlas of The Daily Memphian contributed to this article.