Oklahoma high school football: Dominique Dunn runs for 4 TDs, Mustang tops Yukon
YUKON — The Mustang football team showcased a new offensive package Saturday.
“We call it the ‘Dirty Dom,’” coach Lee Blankenship said.
Senior tight end Dominique Dunn is one of Mustang’s best athletes, and the coaches want the ball in his hands.
So when the Broncos needed a spark during their season opener at Yukon, they turned to the 6-foot-2, 208-pounder to take direct snaps out of the shotgun formation and lead the “Dirty Dom.”
Dunn took advantage of his opportunities and ran for four touchdowns, leading Mustang to a 35-21 win over its Canadian County rival.
“We know that Dom Dunn is one of our best leaders and one of our most physical football players,” Blankenship said. “He’s got a lot of speed, so we just try to be creative with how we can get him the ball.”
Mustang relied on its rushing attack throughout the game, which was moved from Friday because Mustang played a scrimmage on Aug. 21 against Choctaw, which had a player who tested positive for COVID-19. The Class 6A-I No. 6-ranked Broncos had to wait until Saturday to play a game.
Senior Devyn Martin ran for a score and led the Broncos with 25 carries for 157 yards. Dunn finished with 10 attempts for 73 yards.
Blankenship credited his offensive line for paving the way.
“I felt like our O-line really controlled and dominated at the point of attack at the line of scrimmage,” he said. “They were quarantined all week long, so our starting O-line was not at practice all week. We found that out over the weekend. That was tough for them.”
Yukon, which runs the triple-option flexbone offense, had 53 rushing attempts for 301 yards. The 10th-ranked Millers never led but hung around and kept it close.
Junior quarterback Brayden Dutton threw a 53-yard touchdown to Caden Hernandez in the first quarter and also ran for a 20-yard score in the second.
But Yukon struggled defensively and didn’t get stops in key moments.
Mustang has now won six of its past seven games against Yukon.
Mustang will host Class 6A-II No. 2 Stillwater (1-0) on Friday. Yukon travels to Class 6A-II No. 11 Deer Creek (1-0).