Mustangs open season with win

East Lincoln totaled nearly 500 yards of offense on their way to a 41-20 season-opening win at East Rowan Friday night in Granite Quarry.

Following a close first half, the Mustangs exploded for 28 points in the third quarter build a 41-7 lead and take control of the game.

Quarterback Justin Barnette threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead East Lincoln, and the Mustangs used numerous ball carries in their high-producing ground game.

East Lincoln (1-0) will travel to Ashbrook this week, while East Rowan (1-1) will play at South Rowan.