BLACKWATER DRAW, N.M.—The Javelina football team now sits with a 1-9 overall record after bringing back another loss to Javelina Nation when they were defeated by Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Stadium, with a 61-7 loss on Nov. 8.
The Greyhounds were able to score their first touchdown with 7:50 left in the first quarter when Javelina defensive linemen Braedon Robinson received two penalties which helped the Hounds gain 10 yards. Then with 2:06 left, the Hounds scored again with a 7-yard E’lon Spight run.
In the beginning of the second quarter, the Hounds fumbled and the Hogs’ defensive back Tre Oliver gained his first fumble recovery of his two-year career as a Javelina. During that fifth possession, of the game the Javelinas still weren’t able to make it past the Hounds defensive line and the Greyhounds were able to put up three more touchdowns.
By the end of the first half the Javelinas found themselves in distress when ENMU’s E’lon Spight put up four of his five touchdowns with 103 rushing yards. He also broke a record for the Hounds by getting his 19th rushing touchdown of the season while the Hogs have 20 as a team.
Junior wide receiver Jordan Thomas said the defensive line had a tough time stopping Spight and the Greyhounds and the team just has to work on the little details in the game to propel to the next level.
“He’s pretty good, he broke two records. I feel like tonight our defense had a tough time but I feel like they did a good job of trying to contain him for as long as they can but the triple option that they run is pretty hard to stop throughout a whole game,” Thomas said.
After coming back from halftime the Hogs still weren’t quite ready to deal with the Hounds letting them put up two more touchdowns to give the Greyhounds a 34-0 lead.
Finally, late in the third the Javelinas found themselves scoring with a 13- play, 70- yard drive from Greg Pitre making the score 47-7 with 1:20 left.
This was the first time that the Javelinas scored against the Greyhounds all season but that one touchdown didn’t faze the Hounds one bit.
When the fourth quarter came the Greyhounds added two more rushing touchdowns defeating the Javelinas and leaving them in the dirt with a score of 61- 7.
This leaves the Javelinas with a 0-8 Lone Star Conference record and an eight game losing streak. However the season is not over for the Javelinas. They will play in their final game of the season against No. 7 McMurry University. Earlier in the season the Hogs had a close game with the War Hawks but still fell behind with a 27-21 loss.
Interim Head Coach Jaime Martinez said he is proud of his team because they are hanging in and trying but at the end of the day the Hogs have to start somewhere and they start with little things.
“At the end of the day pressure is something I really don’t consider, I care about the kids and I’m just trying to find a way to get these guys in a position to win a football game,” Martinez said.
“We got to go back next week and work; we got to go back and see what we did wrong against them the first time and I think they have a pretty good quarterback and we got to make sure that we are putting the ball in the end zone.”
The game against McMurry will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Wilford Moore Stadium in Abilene, Texas. The game will begin at 7 p.m.