9th Mules vs. Shallowater (10-16-14)
The freshmen Mules traveled to Shallowater Thursday afternoon to tangle with the undefeated and seldom scored on Mustangs. The Mules put up a fight but Shallowater took the game 28-20.
To add to the excitement Wes Wood, quarterback of the 2008 Texas State Champion Mules, was calling the offensive plays for the Mules. Lane Wood, running back and linebacker for the 2008 Texas State Champion Mules, was running the defense for the Mustangs. The two coaches are cousins and played their junior high, high school and college ball together.
Shallowater jumped out to an early 16-0 lead but the Mules battle back to end the first half trailing 16-14. The Mustangs kicked off to start the second half and the Mules drove the ball systematically down the field.
The drive resulted in a Mule touchdown and drained all but three seconds off the clock in the third period. The Mustangs never ran an offensive play in the third quarter.
Shallowater scored in the fourth quarter to take the lead. The Mules were driving the ball late in the final period. Back-to-back holding penalties was more than the Mules could over come.
Issac Mendoza was the leading rusher for the Mules with 131 yards. Arnulfo Hernandez ran eight times for 22 yards and Michael Lozano rushed five times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards. Jacob Kettner made two receptions for 38 yards.
Mendoza rushed for all three Mule touchdowns with runs of two, two and one yards. Lozano scored the two-point conversion.
Lozano had five tackles and broke up one pass. Zack Atwood made a tackle, broke up a pass, caused and recovered fumbles. Joe Waggoner had five tackles and Coleman Preston made five stops.
The Mules will host the Plainview Bulldogs Thursday afternoon.