By Jimmy Villa
JV Mules fall to 0-1-1 on the season. Week two didn’t go as planned for the JV Mules as they played the New Deal Lions here this past Thursday. The Mules won the coin toss and elected to differ to the second half. Brett Martinez kicked onside to the Lions, but the Lions recovered on their own 36 yard line. The Lions started with good field possession and drive down deep into Mule territory. The Mules made a goal line stand and keep the Lions out of the end zone. Starting the Mules first drive, QB Riley Kettner took over on their own three yard line. The Mules put together a five play, 17 yard drive that resulted in a punt for the Mules. The first quarter came to a scoreless end for both the Mules and the Lions.
Opening the second quarter the Lions put together a 13 play drive, only this time for a touchdown and a good two point conversion. The Mules not being able to score before the first half came to an end, leaving the first half with a score of Mules 0, Lions 8.
The Mules then opened up the second half with a short return from RB Joe Gutierrez. The Mules then conduct another short drive before punting the ball over to the Lions. The second half would be all defense for both teams. The Mules nor the Lions would find the end zone, finishing up the game with a final score of Mules 0, Lions 8.
The Mules will travel to Friona on Thursday to face the Chieftains-kick off set for 6:30 p.m.