By Delton Wilhite
The JV Mules made the road trip to Amarillo River Road High School to play the Wildcats Thursday evening. The Mules missed a couple of scoring opportunities but managed to hang on to defeat the Wildcats 7-0.
With the win, the Mules record improved to five wins against just two losses.
The Mules rushed for 158 yards and completed seven of 15 passing attempts for 75 yards for a total of 233 yards. The Mule defense combined for 44 tackles and intercepted two passes.
The Mules scored in the opening period on a run by Raul Sierra. Sierra carried the ball six times for 53 yards and completed four of ten passes for 48 yards. He was on the receiving end of one pass for 23 yards.
Jimmy Villa rushed 11 times for 56 yards and made two receptions for 33 yards. He completed three of five passing attempts for 27 yards and booted the point after. Villa made four tackles.
Jesse Montiel made 11 rushing attempts for 36 yards. Nick Dominguez carried twice for six yards. Adrian Bustillos rushed once for one yard and caught on pass for one yard. Hector Arres ran once for six yards.
Derek Barron caught two passes for 15 yards, and Cristian Bustillos made one reception for three yards.
Rigo Mendoza led the Mule defense with eight tackles. C. Bustillos recorded six tackles. Kelan Flores and Kynton Haseloff made five tackles each. A. Bustillos made two stops and intercepted a pass.
The Mules will host the Friona Chieftains Thursday evening in Benny Douglas Stadium.