The Cubs headed to Littlefield on Thursday to take on the Muleshoe Mules. They were an evenly matched team, and a the gold Bi-District ball was on the line.
The Cubs struck paydirt first, as Zarius Garcia passed to Jeremiah Tealer who headed for the endzone. JD Vasquez was good for the PAT, making the score 7-0, which was the score at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Muleshoe marched the length of the field for a TD, which tied the score up at 7 all.
Kaydyn Moore would score for the Cubs one more time on a great catch and run. The score was 14-7 Cubs with seven minutes left in the half.
But, Muleshoe was not done, scoring again with two minutes left in the half, to tie the score up again.
JD kicked a field goal from 20 yards out to bring the score to 17-14, Cubs, and that was the halftime score.
Muleshoe came out in the third quarter and scored on their first possession of the half and took the lead for the first time, 21-17.
That would be the end of the scoring in the ball game and thus, the final score.
It was a great defensive battle and a great game.
A few miscues at the line cost the Cubs some yards, but overall, the Cubs played clean and intense football.
This ended the Cubs season at 3-7 overall and 3-2 in District.
It was the last game of the season for 10 Cubs Seniors.
Head Coach Aarrhon Flores stated, “I am so proud of our guys. They have nothing to hang their heads about. They played hard football and did everything we asked them to do. They bought into our program and I think we are changing the culture.”
Flores spoke about culture when addressing his team following the game. “We have talked a lot about changing the culture and I believe you guys know what we are talking about. We are seeing the culture change. Just because the season has ended doesn’t mean that work needs to stop. We will keep changing the culture here and we will be winners, on and off the field.”