The C. Milton Wright Mustangs are having a great year in football, and head coach Marc Alegi is getting some major credit this week.
Just six games into his first year as head coach, Alegi was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week.
The Mustangs toppled the previously undefeated Fallston Cougars Friday in a hard fought game.
After falling behind 14-0 in the first half, the team rallied with three touchdown passes from quarterback Omar Walker, stopping the Fallston scoring streak in its tracks, according to a release from the Ravens program.
"A lot of times when a team quickly goes up 14-0, the players are shell-shocked," Alegi said in the release. "But our kids responded immediately, saying, 'We’ve got this coach.' The perseverance and character of the kids just shined. They never gave up, and they haven’t given up at any point this year."
The team ultimately came back to win the game 19-14 bringing the Mustangs winning record to 5-1.
This season's five wins is above and beyond the team's win total from the past two years, according to the release.
"CMW has not had a winning season in over 15 years. It is huge for them to be 5 and 0 and beat Fallston. Not to mention just placed first in the Chesapeake Division and ranked 18th in the state. Friday's game was huge, CMW even bussed fans in, it was quite a game," Mustang parent Amy Eckstein Branham wrote to Patch Monday.
Coach of the week winners receive a $2,000 donation to their school’s football program, an award certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and a Coach of the Week hat, according to the release.
The Mustangs are set to play Joppatowne Mariners at 7 p.m. Friday on home turf.