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Frankie Edwards looks downfield for an open Bronco on Tuesday morning. (Staff photo by Derek Brown)
By Derek Brown
Staff Writer

The Mustang Broncos ended their season in their regular season finale at home against Del City. The final game of the 2011 season ended earlier than the Broncos wanted it to. Mustang put that in the past after stepping out on the field on Tuesday morning looking to make a deep run in the postseason.

The Broncos have many players that have varsity experience from last year and seem to have a team that will not lack football knowledge.

“We have 21 returning starters back,” Mustang coach Ty Prestidge said. “We basically have everybody back.”

The Broncos had spring practice, the Tulsa Team Camp, a 7-on-7 passing league and had summer practices to better prepare themselves for their 2012 season.

Mustang will open up their season on the road at Yukon on August 31. The rivalry game is marked on Mustang’s calendar as one of their goals to win.

Because of the large amount of returning starters the Mustang Broncos feel that they are ahead of schedule.

“Offensively it’s the most we’ve ever had. But it’s just different when you have that many kids back,” Prestidge said. “We just kind of had a whole of seniors for the last couple of years and now it’s kind of back to how it’s been.”

The Broncos’ 3-7 record will look to be erased if Mustang can earn a spot in the 2012 playoffs. Mustang’s offense is running the same strategy that they did last year. 

With the large amount of returners who know the system the Broncos are excited about their odds.

“These guys on the offensive side is just so far ahead of where we’d normally be,” said Prestidge.

As far as the defense is concerned there will be many new things to learn. The defensive side of the ball has a new defensive coordinator in Mark Ryan and has a new linebacker coach in Zach Gray.

“Everything’s new and all of the calls are new so they’re all enthused about it,” Prestidge said. “We need to be excited about defense.”

The Bronco offense will stress the different kinds of tempo that they will use on the field.

“We try to be fast all of the time but we try to add different tempos. One tempo is going to be sprinting to the ball,” Prestidge said.

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