CANYON – The first year of Javelina Head Football Coach Daren Wilkinson is in the books after Saturday’s loss to West Texas A&M, 51-45.
On the day quarterback Myles Carr would go 19-for-30 on passing attempts and completions for 272 yards and four touchdowns passing and a rushing touchdown, junior Jrunning back Greg Pitre would have career day.
Pitre continued to have the success he has had all season by running for 234 yards on 27 attempts and also had 52 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Receiver Anthony Autry had success this game with 145 yards with only seven catches.
The Buffaloes struck first blood first and fast when they returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. On the next drive the Javelinas would score from a Carr touchdown pass to running back Joe Te’o after a 58 yard run from Pitre. The next score would come with less than four minutes left on the clock. West Texas A&M running back Geremy Alridge-Mitchell would run the ball in from 1 yard out putting the Buffs up 14-7. The Hogs would waste no time in scoring again after a one yard run from Te’o that would tie the game at 14. Before the first quarter ended, the Buffaloes would strike again with a rushing touchdown giving them the leading going into the second quarter 21-14.
On their first drive of the quarter the Buffaloes would extend their lead to 28-14 after a rushing touchdown. After the nine minute mark Carr would find Torrey Thomas from three yards out bringing the Javs within seven. The next Buffalo drive would end in a fumble that would be recovered by the Javelinas. Pitre would take Carr’s pass from six yards out and find the end zone tying the score at 28 all. The Buffs would redeem themselves on the next drive by a touchdown from their running back; Word Hudson, giving them the lead at 35-28. Again on the next Hog drive, Carr would find Pitre through the air and score tying the game up once more, but right before half time WTA&M would kick a field goal giving them at the lead at 38-35.
The third quarter would be slow and almost 13 minutes would go by before Carr would find the end zone from four yards out giving the Javelinas the lead at 42-38. The next drive the Buffaloes would score by a passing touchdown once again giving them the lead at 45-42.
Into the fourth quarter both teams went and with nine minutes left to play the Javs would score a field goal tying the score up at 45.
The Buffaloes would score another touchdown, but would missed the extra point kick only extending the lead to 51-45.
The Javelinas would try again to comeback and win, but that was crushed when the Buffaloes would get their hands on the ball through means of an interception.
During the season the Javelinas lost seven games but 10 or few points, showing that this team played every game and kept the score close.