7th Mules vs. Abernathy (10-2-2014)
The seventh grade Mules battled the full game but did not match up Thursday evening with the Abernathy Antelopes. The Antelopes defeated the Mules 32-0.
Abernathy got off to a fast start with a 75-yard kickoff return 15 seconds into the game. The two-point conversion was good and the Antelopes led 8-0.
Nathan Rodriguez returned the ensuing kickoff 14 yards to the Mule 44 after plowing through an Antelope. Hector Arras went up the middle for seven yards. The Mules lost a fumble on second down at midfield.
Cristian Bustillos made the stop after just a one-yard gain. Abernathy scored on a 49-yard run with six minutes left in the first period. Abernathy led 14-0 after the two-point conversion failed.
The Mules were forced to punt and the Antelopes took advantage of a short field. Abernathy scored on a four-yard run with seven minutes left in the half. The Antelopes had extended their lead to 20-0.
The Mules went three and out with Rodriguez punting to the Abernathy 49.
Jose Cardenas made back-to-back stops that only netted Abernathy three yards. Rodriguez made a tackle for no gain. The Antelopes were left facing fourth down and five-yards needed for a first down.
The Antelopes punted to the Mule 11. Abernathy led 20-0 at the half.
Back-to-back bad snaps after the Abernathy kickoff gave the Antelopes the ball on the Mule six-yard line.
It only took the Antelopes two plays to score with 5:13 remaining in the third quarter. Cardenas made the tackle to halt the two-point conversion. The Antelopes led 26-0 with 5:13 left in the third quarter.
Abernathy scored a minute and a half into the final quarter.
The Mules will take the long bus ride to River Road to battle the Wildcats in the district opener at 5:00 PM.