PORTALES, NM- Javelinas suffered another defeat while facing off against the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds, 56-31.
The game was delayed at the start, kickoff was pushed from 3 o’clock to 4:30 because of lighting in the area. But once the weather was clear the Greyhounds got off to quick start by scoring the first two touchdowns of the game. The Javelinas would strike late in the 1st quarter from a Myles Carr touchdown pass to Aundra Long from three yards out.
Eastern New Mexico would not stay quite as on the next drive they drove 71 yards for a touchdown that would put them up 21-7 with 14:55 left in the half. The Hoggies would answer back with three points from kicker Julio De la Garza bringing them within 11 points. Greyhound’s running back D’Maujeric Tucker would be the work house of the next drive and he capped his effort with a touchdown from six yards out to extent his team’s lead to 28-10. On the nest drive Carr would find receiver Anthony Autry for a 61 yard touchdown pass which brought the score to 28-17, which would be the score at halftime.
“They were a good team,” Autry said. “I feel we were just as good we just needed to make a few more plays.”
Eastern New Mexico would come out of the half firing on all cylinders, they scored on their initial drive after the half extending their lead. Carr would lead the Javs to another score by running into the end zone from 10 yards out. Unfortunately, Carr would suffer a heavy hit in the game and have to come out for the rest of the game, leaving the game in the hands of Stevie Joe Dorman He would lead the Hogs to a score bringing them within 4, but the Javelinas would never come this close again. The next drive the Hounds would score a touchdown to end the third quarter at 42-31
In the 4th quarter the Greyhounds would score a touchdown advancing the score to 49-31. The game would be delayed after lighting would strike 10 miles from the stadium. The teams would be on delay for an hour and a half.
“Every time there is a weather delay on team will come out really fast and one team will be on the rear,” Autry said.
After the delay the Hounds would add another touchdown which would give us the final score 56-31.
Autry would wrap up the game with a career high in yards. He would record 184 yards on only four catches and a touchdown catch.
“The scoreboard is not representative of how we played,” Autry said on his team’s performance. “I feel like we put it to them a lot of the time.”