PENN YAN—The Mustangs’ varsity football team lost to Newark, 21-12, in a home game, Friday, Oct. 1. Coach Bill LaRock explained it was a defensive game for Penn Yan. He said, “everything was played in the middle of the field.” Adam Stork scored the Mustangs’ first touchdown in the second quarter. He recovered the ball from a Newark fumble and ran 60 yards to score. Brendan Bolger scored next in the fourth quarter, on a two yard run. LaRock explained with this, Penn Yan was only behind 14-12. The Mustangs then managed to gain control of the ball again with two and a half minutes left on the clock. However, LaRock said the ball was knocked out of Bolger’s hand, and Newfield secured one last touchdown. “(Penn Yan) played hard and never gave up,” said LaRock. “We keep making little mistakes, which turn around on us.” Defensively, Zach Presher had 10 unassisted tackles and two assisted. John Martisch and Kevin Kerrick both had nine unassisted tackles and two assisted. On the offense, Todd Mills had 20 carries for 89 yards, and Jimmy Burdett had two catches for 33 yards. Penn Yan had a total of 203 yards: 124 rushing and 79 passing. LaRock added the Mustangs also had four fumble recoveries, and turned the ball over five times.