Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mules vs. Childress (9-22-2017)

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.

The Mules hit the road to Idalou to play 

JV Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)

JV Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)

The JV Mules appeared to utilize the long bus ride to Childress Thursday afternoon as an inspiration to defeat the Bobcats 33-6. The Mules scored twice in the opening quarter and added two more touchdowns in the second period to lead the Bobcats 26-6 by the intermission.
The Mules added one final touchdown and an extra point in the final period to finish off Childress. The ride home did not seem near as long as it could have if the score had been reversed.
Raul Sierra completed four of seven pass attempts for 108 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed four times for seven yards and made one reception for nine yards. Fabian Valdez caught two passes for 33 yards.
Jimmy Villa rushed eight times for 47 yards and one touchdown. He made three receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Villa completed eight of 10 passes for 71 yards and one touchdown.
Derek Barron had three catches for 22 yards. Adrian Bustillos made two receptions for 20 yards. Jose Cardenas had one catch for a five-yard touchdown and kicked three extra points. Hector Arres rushed 10 times for 64 yards, and Nick Dominguez carried eight times for 46 yards.
Cardenas picked off one pass and returned it for a touchdown. He also recovered a fumble. Arres made two tackles and recovered a fumble. Rigo Mendoza and Florez led the Mules with six tackles each. Kynton Haseloff made five tackles. Rick Torres recovered one fumble. Cristian Bustillos intercepted one pass.
The Mules will host the Idalou Wildcats Thursday afternoon in Benny Douglas Stadium.  


9th Mules vs. Andrews JV

9th Mules vs. Andrews JV

Childress could not field a freshman team, so the Mules scrambled and found the Andrews Mustangs JV did not have an opponent for Thursday afternoon and agreed to travel to Muleshoe. The Mules were overmatched, and the Class 4A Mustangs left with an 18-8 defeat of the Mules.

Following the opening kickoff, a facemask penalty advanced the Mustangs to midfield. Two incomplete passes left the Mustangs needing 10-yards on third down. The Andrew’s quarterback scrambled for seven yards to the Mule 42.

Riley Kettner saved a touchdown with a tackle at the Mule 16. Joe Gutierrez made the stop for after a one-yard gain on first down. A pass to the end zone sailed over the receiver’s hands.

Enrique Toscano broke up a pass in the end zone on third down. The Mustang quarterback connected for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:44 left in the opening period. Joey Martinez stopped the two-point conversion. The Mustangs led 6-0.

The Mustangs took over on downs at the Mule 41 with four and half minutes left in the first half. A 14-yard touchdown pass by the Mustang quarterback put Andrews in front 12-0 with 2:31 left in the first half. Victor Velasquez made the stop on the two-point conversion attempt.

The Mules started their ensuing drive on the Muleshoe 44. Andrews intercepted a Mule pass and returned to the Muleshoe 31.

Jacob Rodriguez returned the favor and intercepted a Mustang pass at the Mule 26. The Mules fumbled on second down, and the Mustangs recovered at the Mule 21. An Andrews 16-yard touchdown pass came with 37 seconds remaining in the first half. Gutierrez stopped the two-point conversion.

The two teams exchanged possessions to begin the third period. The Mustangs turned the ball over to the Mules on downs at the Andrews 31.

Gutierrez hit the right side for three yards. A pitch to left to Gutierrez on third down and he powered ahead for six yards. Barron kept left for the two-yards needed for a first down at the Andrews 21.

Barron tossed to J. Martinez, and he broke a tackle for a 20-yard gain to the Mustang one-yard line. J. Martinez burst up the middle for a one-yard touchdown. Barron tossed to Kurt Rodriguez in the end zone for the two-point conversion. The Mules trailed 8-18 with 53 seconds left in the third period.

Neither the Mules nor the Mustangs could locate the end zone again in the game.
The Mules rushed for 51 yards and passed for 146 yards for a total offense of 197 yards. Riley Kettner rushed four times for five yards and completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 146 yards and threw three interceptions.

Joe Gutierrez carried three times for 23 yards. Joey Martinez rushed three times for 23 yards, made seven catches for 106 yards and one touchdown. Kurt Rodriguez made three receptions for 40 yards and a two-point conversion.

Joey Martinez led the Mule defense with 10 tackles. Riley Kettner recorded seven tackles. Colton Griswold made five stops. Victor Velasquez, Benjamin Ramirez, and Elias Aguirre made four tackles each.

The Mules will host the Idalou Wildcats Thursday evening.


8th Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)

8th Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)

The eighth-grade Childress Bobcats realized they had been in a fight before they departed Muleshoe. The Bobcats took the night 14-6 over the Mules.

The Mules kicked off to start the game, and Childress covered the ball at the midfield. The Bobcats made eight yards on first down. A motion penalty set the Bobcats back five yards on second down.

Daniel Avila sniffed out a screen pass and made the tackle for no gain. The Bobcats completed a pass for five yards before Josh Estraca made the tackle. Childress recovered a fumble in the Bobcats backfield for an eight-yard loss on fourth down.

The Mules took over on downs at midfield. Jeremiah Barron rolled right and made the pitch to Juan Zacarias for a 12-yard gain. The Bobcats stifled the Mules on the next three downs, and the Mules punted to the Childress 20.

The Bobcats strung together a 13-down drive to score on a three-yard run with 3:46 remaining in the first half. The two-point conversion was good, and Childress led the Mules 8-0.

The Mules could not even the score before the half ended.

Childress kicked off to begin the second half, and the Mules covered the ball at the Muleshoe 36.

Zacarias went wide right for ten yards. Barron kept left for six yards, and then scrambled for eight yards and a first down at the Childress 40. Christian Fabela made a reception on a slant for five yards.

Barron connected with Estraca at the Bobcat 20. Estraca outdistanced the defense to the end zone for the Mules only score with 3:02 left in the third period.

The Bobcats scored on the first play of the final quarter on a 15-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, and Childress held on for the win.

The Mules will travel to Idalou Thursday to play the Wildcats. 

7th Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)

7th Mules vs. Childress (9-21-2017)
The seventh-grade Mules had to keep battling back Thursday afternoon when they hosted the Childress Bobcats. They continued to match the Bobcats’ scoring three times before finally taking the lead in the fourth period with a two-point conversion.
Irvin Torres hit Noah Deleon running a slant pattern over the middle for a 28-yard touchdown to tie the game at 20-20 with just three minutes left in the game. Torres kept and burst up the middle for a two-point conversion to put the Mules in front 22-20. 
Childress would not go away and needed only four plays to score on a 31-yard pass and run to retake the lead with 1:17 left in the game.
The Mules could not answer to fall to the Childress Bobcats 26-22.
The Bobcats broke the scoring ice with 3:46 left in the first half on a 15-yard touchdown throw. Frankie Reyes made the stop on the two-point conversion attempt.
Childress attempted to trick the Mules with an onside kickoff, but Daniel Ramirez covered the ball at the Mule 45-yard line.
Torres connected with Uriel Vasquez at the Childress 25, and he scooted to the Bobcat 18 for a 35-yard gain. Childress was called for offside on first down. Torres rolled right and tossed to Vasquez to advance the Mules to the Bobcat one-yard line. Torres carried over with 1:44 remaining in the first half to tie the game at 6-6.
Forty seconds later the Bobcats scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass and added the two-point conversion for a 14-6 lead over the Mules with 1:04 left in the first half.
Childress kicked off to the Mule 38, and there was no return. F. Reyes hit the left side of the line for five yards. Torres kept wide right and cut back to the center of the field for a 41-yard gain on fourth down. He then was forced to scramble for seven yards to the Bobcat nine.
Torres passed to Judas Reyes on a slant over the middle. He made the catch and broke between a pair of defenders for a touchdown with 16 seconds left in the first half. Torres kept wide left for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 14-14.
Childress scored with 20 seconds left in the third period to take a 20-14 lead over the Mules.
The Mules will travel to Idalou to play the Wildcats Thursday. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mules vs. Brownfield (9-15-2017)

Mules vs. Brownfield (9-15-2017)

In a game the Mules would like to forget, they fell to the Brownfield Cubs Friday night 42-13. The Cubs owned a six-point lead when the first period ended and never trailed in the game.

The Cubs scored again early in the second period on a 40-yard pass from Jaelyn Nolan to Adrian Martinez. The Cubs tacked on the two-point conversion with a toss from Nolan to Chris Vidales. The Cubs led 14-0 with 9:25 remaining in the first half.

The two teams exchanged punts, and the Cubs punt took a Mule bounce to the Muleshoe 43. Michael Del Toro completed a pass to Romeo Reyes. Rudy Ruiz made a downfield block to open the path for a 22-yard gain.

Brady Martinez ran a delayed slant and snagged the football for a five-yard pickup. Michael Lozano cut wide to the left and a facemask penalty and a dead-ball foul advanced the ball to the Cub three-yard line.

Back-to-back plays lost ground, and on third down, Del Toro fired a strike to R. Reyes at the one-yard line, and he powered into the end zone. Brady Martinez booted the point after to cut the Cub lead to 14-7 with just under five minutes left in the first half.

The Cubs scored before the intermission and again after the second half started to lead the Mules 28-7.

The Cubs kicked off to the Mule 40, and Matthew Alarcon returned the ball to the Mule 48. Lozano carried up the middle and cut left for a nine-yard gain. Yoel Reyes made the reception on a wide-receiver screen, avoided one tackle and broke another for a 10-yard gain.

Lozano powered up the middle for six yards. The Cubs jumped into the neutral zone to donate the Mules five yards. Del Toro emptied the backfield and ran a quarterback draw to the one-yard line. Del Toro followed Lozano into the end zone for the Mules final score.

The Mules rushed for 133 yards and passed for 116 for a total of 249 yards of offense. Luke Del Toro carried 12 times for 77 yards and one touchdown. He completed 13 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. Jimmy Villa completed four passes for 26 yards.

Romeo Reyes caught six passes for 54 yards and one touchdown. Jacob Kettner grabbed two passes for 28 yards, and Brady Martinez made four catches for 18 yards.

The Mules are making preparations to host the 3-0 Childress Bobcats Friday night. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

JV Mules vs. Brownfield (9-14-2017)

JV Mules vs. Brownfield (9-14-2017)

The JV Mules made the trip to Brownfield Thursday evening. The Cubs proved to be no match for the Mules. The Mules improved their season record to 2-1 with a 42-6 defeat of the Cubs.

Raul Sierra completed 15 of 28 pass attempts for 202 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Dominguez rushed 11 times for 144 yards and scored one touchdown. Hector Arres carried five times for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

Derek Barron made five receptions for 39 yards and three touchdowns. Fabian Valdez caught four passes for 42 yards and one two-point conversion. Adrian Bustillos made three catches for 32 yards, and Kelan Florez had three receptions for 11 yards and two two-point conversions.

Jose Cardenas led the Mule defense with 10 tackles and one sack. Florez made seven tackles, Rigo Mendoza had five tackles, and Josh Torres made five tackles. Kynton Haseloff made two tackles and picked off three Cub passes.

Haseloff returned one interception 103 yards for a touchdown but was called back on a penalty. Cristian Bustillos made four tackles and made one interception. Andrew Castorena had four tackles and recovered a fumble.

The Mules rushed 16 times for 225 yards and caught 15 passes for 202 yards for a total offense of 427 yards. The Mule defense combined for 52 tackles, four interceptions and recovered one fumble.

The Mules will make the long trip to Childress Thursday afternoon to battle the Bobcats.