BLADEN — The Silver Lake Mustangs defeated the Elkhorn Valley Falcons 49-8 on Friday in the first round of the 6-man playoffs.
With the win, the Mustangs (9-0) move on to play Cody-Kilgore in the second round.
After a slow first quarter, the Mustangs blew the game open in the second period to take a demanding 36-0 lead into the break.
"The defense came out and played hard for us right off the bat," said Silver Lake head coach Duane Arntt. "We really kind of shut Elkhorn down."