A New Day: Houston freshman quarterback Day pushes Mustangs past Arlington

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Houston quarterback Chandler Day tries to escape the tackle of Arlington's Jackson Powers. Photo by Kevin Lewter

The Houston High Mustangs exploded on offense Friday night to down Arlington 42-13 on the road.


Led by freshman quarterback Chandler Day’s 172 passing yards on 8-of-15 passes and three touchdowns, the Mustangs found the end zone early and often against the outmatched Tigers.


Running back Damon Sisa, who is a sophomore, had 48 yards on the ground on just three carries. He also added a touchdown.


Day’s favorite target on the night was senior receiver Will Stegall, who caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.


Arlington was led by senior quarterback Elvis Simpson, who threw for 102 yards on 15 attempts. He found the end zone once on a completion to senior receiver Spencer Pruett.


Now 5-4 on the season, the young Houston squad will play at White Station this Friday night. The Spartans are 3-6 this season.


Arlington is now 2-7 and preparing for a tough game against the unbeaten 9-0 Collierville Dragons.