By Jimmy Villa
The Mules were unable to handle the Slaton Tigers on senior night this past Friday here at Benny Douglas stadium. The Mules fall to 1-3 in district play this season. The first quarter was all Slaton, as they find the end zone four times. The Mules would have to wait until the second quarter to find some light with their own set of touchdowns for the night. Senior quarterback Luke Del Toro connected with senior wide receiver Brady Martinez on a nine-yard touchdown pass, Del Toro runs in a two yard touchdown. Del Toro finishes the game with 7/17 passing for 167 yards with one touchdown, three interceptions, and eight rushing carries for 36 yards. Del Toro’s number one target for the night was wide receiver Yoel Reyes. Reyes had two receptions for 60 yards, he also lead the team in rushing yards with three carries for 63 yards. Martinez had a total of three receptions for 48 yards, one touchdown and rushed one time for seven yards. Junior wide receiver Cristian Bustillos had one catch for 57 yards.
Defensive leaders for the night were C. Bustillos with six tackles, with one being tackle for loss of yards. Senior linebacker Ean Hasley finished the night with five tackles, two assists, one tackle for loss of yards, and one sack. “We definitely had some ups and downs in this game” says Head Football Coach Lee Walker. “We had some bad breaks in the first quarter that snow balled on us. It took the whole first quarter to get the bleeding to stop, once we did that, we played and executed a lot better in the second quarter, but you can’t let that happen against good teams and expect to win. “Slaton is a good team” coach Walker would go on to say
“We have kids that are working hard and giving us and their team everything they have and I’m proud of them. I know these kids and coaches are going to continue to battle and try to go get another win, because that is what this program and this community are about.”
The final score for the night was Tigers 70, Mules 13. The Mules will travel to Bushland to face the Flacons on Friday.
This will be the final game of the Mules 2018 season; kick-off is set for 7 p.m.