B-Team Mules vs. Kermit (9-25-2014)
The Muleshoe Junior High B-Team Mules set the tone for the game early and defeated the Kermit Yellow Jackets 16-8 in their home opener Thursday afternoon.
The Mules won the toss and chose to kickoff to start the game. Rocky Martinez broke up a Kermit pass on second down. The Yellow Jackets fumbled on the next play and Jason Toscano hopped on the ball at the Kermit 36 for the Mules.
Nick Dominguez went wide right, stutter stepped to freeze the Yellow Jack cornerback and accelerated to the Kermit 13 for a gain of 26 yards. Raul Sierra then kept the ball for two yards up the middle.
Luke Leal tossed a swing pass to Fabian Valdez wide right for four yards. Sierra again kept the ball wide around the right side for six yards to the Yellow Jacket one. Dominguez blasted up the middle on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:41 left in the first quarter.
Sierra tossed to Valdez for the two-point conversion. The Mules had jumped in front 8-0.
The Mules kicked off and Adrian Bustillos stopped the return at the Kermit 24. The Yellow Jackets worked their way down field to the Mule 34. Dominguez plugged the middle for no gain on first down.
An incomplete pass was followed by a bad snap that cost the Yellow Jackets 12 yards to the Mule 46. Dominguez blitzed and dropped the quarterback for a seven-yard loss on fourth down.
The Mules ran a reverse on first down and Rocky Martinez scooted 47 yards for a touchdown with 37 seconds left in the first half. Leal tossed to Martinez for the two-point conversion and the Mules led 16-0 at the half.
Kermit attempted an onside kick to start the second half but Brian Ginez covered the ball for the Mules at midfield.
Keaton Myers went wide left on second down. He broke three tackles and walked a tight rope down the Mule sideline for a 10-yard gain. The Mules worked their way to the Kermit 29 before stalling out and being pushed back to near midfield. The Mules punted to the Kermit 24 and there was no return.
The Yellow Jackets needed only three plays to score from 58 yards out with 12 seconds left in the game. The two-point conversion was good and the Yellow Jackets trailed 16-8.
Rocky Martinez led the Mules in rushing with one carry for 47 yards and a touchdown. Nick Dominguez rushed twice for 27 yards and a score. Keaton Myers carried three times for 26 yards and Raul Sierra rushed three times for 10 yards. Fabian Valdez caught two passes for seven yards and one two-point conversion. Rocky Martinez had one reception for three yards and a two-point conversion.
Sierra was two-for-two passing for six yards and two two-point conversions. Luke Leal connected on his only passing attempt for four yards.
Nick Dominguez led the Mule defense with six tackles. Rocky Martinez made four and half stops, Adrian Bustillos and Jacob Landeros made two and half tackles each. Irvin Regalado forced a fumble and Jason Toscano recovered the fumble.
The Mules will host the Abernathy Antelopes Thursday afternoon at 4;00 PM.