Mules vs. Childress (9-22-2017)
The Childress Bobcats arrived in Benny Douglas Stadium with just one thing on their minds. The Mules could do little to change their minds in the game’s 48-minute duration. The Bobcats left town with a 46-7 win.
Childress kicked off to the Mules, and Brady Martinez returned up the right hash marks behind a block by Romeo Reyes to the Mule 24. Michael Lozano took a pitch wide left for six yards. The Mules were pushed back on the next two plays, and Lozano booted a low punt that took a Mule bounce and roll to the Childress 43.
A high snap by the Childress center allowed Corbin Hardwick to reach the Bobcat quarterback first. Jacob Kettner, Carlos Meza, and Moises Vasquez got there as a group to finish the tackle for a two-yard loss.
Yoel Reyes stepped in front of a Bobcat pass at the Mule 42 and returned to the Childress 42. Romeo Reyes stepped back from the line of scrimmage to receive a screen pass from Luke Del Toro. Martinez chopped down the cornerback to allow R. Reyes to dash down the Mule sideline for five yards.
The Mules could move no further, and Childress took over on downs at the Bobcat 41. Four plays later the Bobcats scored on a two-yard run. The two-point conversion failed, and the Bobcats led the Mules 6-0.
Childress kicked off to the Mule 10, and Matthew Alarcon bobbed and weaved his way to the Mule 30. It was a three-and-out for the Mules and Lozano punted the ball to the Childress 49.
The Bobcats returned the ball to the Mule 30 where Del Toro ran the return man out of bounds.
Three plays later the Bobcats scored on an eight-yard pass. The point-after kick was good to give Childress a 13-0 lead.
Childress was back in the Mules’ end zone after a tipped pass was intercepted by the Bobcats. The Bobcat quarterback kept for a two-yard to score Childress third touchdown.
The Mules trailed 30-0 with time running out in the first half.
Yoel Reyes took a screen pass four yards on first down to the Mule 43. Del Toro found R. Reyes open for another four-yard gain. A screen pass from Del Toro to R. Reyes with Martinez chopping down defenders went 20 yards for a first down at the Childress 33.
Del Toro dropped straight back, looked off the defenders and threw a strike to R. Reyes in the end zone. Martinez kicked the point after to cut the Childress lead to 30-7 with three seconds remaining in the half.
The Mules rushed for 14 yards and passed for 71 for a total offense of 85 yards. Ryan Rodriguez rushed for 24 yards on seven tries, and Romeo Reyes caught six passes for 55 yards and one touchdown.
Michael Lozano led the Mule defense with 23 tackles and one interception. Corbin Hardwick made 13 tackles, and Romeo Reyes recorded 11 tackles and made one interception.
Julian Astorga had ten tackles. Ean Hasley made nine tackles and two special teams tackles. Isaac Mendoza recorded nine tackles and one special team’s tackle.