9th Mules vs. Farwell (10-6-2016)
The Slaton Tigers could not field a freshmen team for 2016 so the freshmen Mules went to Farwell to play the JV Steers. The game turned into a battle in the second half. The Mules were up 20-6 at the intermission.
The Steers battled back in the fourth period to cut the Mule lead but the Mules pulled the game out for a 28-22 win.
The Mules rushed for 157 yards and threw for 110 yards for a total of 267 yards of offense. The Mules scored 20 points in the second period, eight in the third quarter and eight in the final period for the win.
Matthew Alarcon led the Mules with 16 rushes for 84 yards and one touchdown. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 110 yards and one score. Alarcon also scored a two-point conversion, intercepted a pass and made a tackle. Montiel rushed 13 times for 76 yards.
Cristian Bustillos caught two passes for 24 yards with one being for a touchdown. Damian Juarez made one reception for 36 yards and a touchdown. Jimmy Villa had four catches for 28 yards with one being for a touchdown. He also tacked on a two-point conversion. Jesus Montiel had three receptions for 25 yards.
Nathan Rodriguez led the Mule defense with five tackles. Kelan Florez made four tackles and recovered a fumble. Bustillos, Jose Cardenas, Fernando Rivas, and Elio Sanchez finished with four tackles each. Eddie Vasquez made three tackles and Montiel had two stops. Villa and Steven Atwood had a tackle each.