The Mules traveled to Shallowater Friday night, August 27th, in search of victory number one. And they got it, but only after much dropping of passes, gathering of penalties, and finding their rhythm. Under the guidance of Cooper Washington as quarterback, a new job for him, and later Beau Avila, the Mighty Mules managed to get their act together and overcome Shallowater's momentum to win 27-13. The game was probably typical for the first game of a season, lots of mistakes, players getting used to new positions, nervousness and anticipation, but in the end, they settled down and pulled it out.
Next week the Mules play Portales here at 8:00. This will be the first game in the newly remodeled Benny Douglas Stadium, which now sports a beautiful new artifical turf field, which really looks crisp with its black and white logo surrounded by that really green fake grass. The stadium also has a new track, new concession stand, new restrooms, new home stands, and new press box. The pre-game meal is Mexican pile-on, one of the better pre-game menus as far as I am concerned. Crisp fall weather, a meal and entertainment in a new facility; not a bad way to spend a Friday night.