On Senior Night, Evergreen Park (8-0, 5-0) throttled Shepard (0-8,0-5) to secure at least a share of the South Suburban Red title. The Mustangs had lost the last five meetings with the Astros.
Evergreen Park put on a clinic in the first half as its offense lit up the scoreboard with 54 points. Shepard had no answer to the Mustangs ground game, which rushed for 299 yards in the first two quarters. Sophomore running back Antwan Moore led the attack with 133 yards to go along with a touchdown.
Senior running back Keyshawn Carpenter scored three touchdowns on his first four carries of the game, including a 27-yard scamper, to give the Mustangs an early 21-0 lead in the first quarter. His 91 yards on five carries gave him 1,000 rushing yards on the season.
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Division I wide receiver prospect Jacquet McClendon, a senior, finished with five receptions for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
“We got embarrassed over there last year. It was definitely a motivating factor for us to come out strong tonight.” — Evergreen Park coach Dan Hartman