By Jimmy Villa
The Muleshoe Mules fell short on Friday night in their season opener on the David Wood Field at the Benny Douglas Stadium with a score of 24-9, the Dalhart Wolves came up with the win.
The Mules only touchdown came in on their opening drive of the game with a trick double pass, quarterback Luke Del Toro threw out to wide receiver Yoel Reyes who caught the Wolves defense off-guard with Reyes throwing wide-open to wide receiver Brady Martinez a long 68 yard toss. The Mules offense would go on to struggle with remainder of the game. The Mules defense fought hard to keep the Wolves out of the end zone.
Midway through the fourth quarter, defensive end Julian Astorga forced the Wolves quarterback to throw an intentional grounding pass that resulted in a safety, managing to get two more points for the Mules. The Dalhart Wolves offense would find the end zone three times on the ground. The wolves quarterback Ryan Bonemeir, Usbaldo Zarate and Ladaryl Smith would all add to a total of over 250 yards on the night.
The Wolves will go on to host Bushland while the Muleshoe Mules will hit the road to face the New Deal Lions this Friday night.
Photo by: Gabby Perez/Muleshoe Journal
Ean Hasley makes a tackle against the Dalhart Wolves causing the ball carrier to fumble. Moises Vasquez takes the fumble recovery.