After a scoreless first quarter the Mustangs finally racked up 27 second quarter points in route to a 48-14 win over Littlefield Friday night on the Wildcat’s home turf.
After Littlefield broke the ice at the end of the first quarter to grab a 6-0 lead after a missed PAT the Mustangs started their first scoring drive on the next possession. Alexis Mendoza capped off a 66 yard drive with a burst up the middle for eight yards and the Mustangs first touchdown. After Juan Herrera tacked on the PAT the Mustangs went out on top 7-6 at the 7:38 mark of the second quarter.
Literarily seconds later the Mustangs capitalized on a Littlefield turnover and quickly scored on a 20 yard run by Aaron Mendoza. After Herrera added the PAT the Mustangs lead grew to 14-6 with 7:26 left in the first half.
On Littlefield’s next possession they cashed in on a 54 yard pass. After converting a 2-point PAT the score was tied at 14-14 with 5:15 left in the second quarter.
But it was all Denver City the rest of the night. The Mustangs quickly responded to the Wildcat touchdown with two more of their own in the last 2:41 of the half. Alexis Mendoza scored once again with some tough running from 42 yards out. Herrera added the PAT and the lead had grown to 21-14 with 2:41 left in half. Uriel Rodriquez got into the scoring column with :28 seconds left. The PAT was no good, but the Mustangs went into intermission on top 27-14.
With the Mustangs receiving the second half kickoff they took over on their own 31. Rodriquez scored once again with 9:09 left in the quarter. Herrera once again was true on the PAT and the Mustang lead was up to 34-14.
Leonel Razo got into the scoring column when he was on the receiving end of a 22 yard pass from quarterback Mario Sanchez. Herrera was good once again and now the lead was 41-14 with 4:51 left in the third quarter.
Rodriquez closed out the scoring for the Mustangs with 7:42 left in the game. Herrera’s PAT was once again good to make the final score 48-14.
Mario Sanchez completed 13 of his 24 passes for 208 yards, an 8.7 per yard average. Two of his passes were good for touchdowns and his longest reception was 37 yards.
Alejandro Chavarria received five passes for 74 yards (14.8 YPR) and one touchdown, Uriel Rodriquez caught three passes for 60 yards (20 YPR), Erion Lozano had two catches for 31 yards (15.5 YPR), Leonel Razo had the one touchdown reception for 22 yards, Aiden Shirley had one catch for 13 yards, and Aaron Mendoza had one catch for eight yards.
In the rushing department Alexis Mendoza had 10 carries for 85 yards, Mario Sanchez had 13 carries for 77 yards, Aaron Mendoza had nine carries for 59 yards, Michael Farrell carried three times for 53 yards, Uriel Rodriquez had three carries for 17 yards, and Israel Gandara had four carries for 9 yards.
The Mustangs will be trying to remain undefeated with a trip to Alpine on Friday night. Game time is set for 7:30.