JV Mules vs. Brownfield (9-8-2016)
The JV Mules pitched a 42-0 shutout to the visiting Brownfield Cubs Thursday evening. The Mules scored twice in the first period once in the second, twice in the third period and tacked on one more touchdown in the final frame.
The Cubs kickoff to the Mule end zone and the Mules started there opening drive on the Mule 20. Luke Del Toro tossed a wide-receiver screen pass to Sergio Solano on second down. Solano scooted 16 yards for a first down.
Ryan Rodriguez powered up the middle for nine yards. He added runs of nine, three and five yards to the Cub 42. Del Toro hit Solano for seven yards on a crossing route. Solano then snagged a Del Toro toss for 14 yards.
Rodriguez powered up the middle for a 13 yard touchdown with 5:35 left in the first period. Ean Hasley booted the point after for a 7-0 Mule lead.
The Mules kicked off and the Cubs returned the kick to the Cub 40. Luis Franco set the Cubs back three yards on a blitz. Corbin Hardwick made the tackle on second down near the original line of scrimmage. An incomplete pass forced the Cubs to punt. The Mules allowed the ball to roll dead on the Mule 32.
Del Toro tossed to Fabian Valadez. Valadez spun out of a tackle for 15 yards. Del Toro then hit Solano on a down-and-out pattern for 13 yards. Rodriguez blasted up the middle for thirteen yards. Del Toro found JoJo Rejino open for nine yards.
Del Toro completed the drive with a 21-yard throw to Hasley at the goal line. The Mules added the two-point conversion for a 15-0 Mule lead with just over two minutes left in the first period.
Raul Sierra stepped in front of a Cub pass at the Mule 39 and returned to the Mule 46 early in the second period.
Del Toro found Rejino for a 16 yard gain. A roughing the passer penalty tacked on 15 more yards to the Cub 23-yard line. A reverse pitch to Solano covered the final 23 yards for a score. The Mules led 21-0 at the half.
The two teams exchanged punts to start the second half. The Mules took over on their own 20. Joe Waggoner gained five yards on first down. Del Toro tossed to Rejino for seven yards. Waggoner found six yards up the middle.
Del Toro hit Hasley at the Mule 41 and he raced to the Cub one-yard line for a 61 yard gain. Del Toro scooted in from a yard out with just under three minutes left in the third period. Hasley booted the point after for a 28-0 Mule lead to start the final period.
Rodriguez kicked off to the Cub 27 and Justin Carrion made the tackle at the Brownfield 34. Rejino intercepted the Cubs pass at the Cub 44. He returned up the Brownfield sideline and fumbled the ball at the Cub 30.
The ball took a Mule bounce and Rejino snatched the ball out of the air and continued down the sideline to the end zone for a defensive touchdown. Del Toro tossed to Rejino for the two-point conversion and a 36-0 Mule lead.
Leonel Camarena made back-to-back tackles on the final two plays of the third quarter to force the Cubs to punt. The Mules allowed the ball to roll dead on the Mule 12.
Rodriguez broke up the middle and cut to the sideline for an 88-yard touchdown for the final score of the game.
Del Toro completed 12 of 17 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown. He rushed three times for 10 yards and one score. Rodriguez carried eight times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Waggoner rushed five times for 34 yards, Hardwick carried once for 20 yards.
Solano rushed once for 23 and caught four passes for 54 yards. Hasley had two receptions for 76 yards and one score. Rejino caught four passes for 33 yards and Valadez made three receptions for 23 yards.
Camarena made four sacks, one tackle for a loss plus two tackles. Hasley made 10 tackles and recovered an onside kick. Hardwick had nine tackles and one tackle for a loss, Franco made 10 tackles and two tackles for losses, and Rejino had five tackles and an interception he returned for a TD.
The Mules are currently preparing for the Childress Bobcats that will come to Benny Douglas Stadium Thursday evening.