NJH Mustangs split action vs. J-Town

The Natalia 7th Grade dropped their second game of the season, as the 8th grade was able to improve to 2-0 on the season with a win over Jourdanton.
7th Grade Mustangs: Last Thursday was the Mustangs’ first home game of the season. The Jourdanton Indians received the ball first and started their first drive on their own 45 yard line. The Mustangs pressured the Indians, but the quarterback was able to weave himself through defenders and sprinted to a 55 yard touchdown run. They were unsuccessful on the two point conversion.
Natalia received the kickoff and started their first drive of the game. However, they had a miscue with the snap and Jourdanton recovered the ball in the end zone giving them a 12-0 advantage.
Natalia tried to shake off the rough start and attempted to start fresh with a drive of their own. Unfortunately, they turned the ball over on downs and the Indians regained possession. The Indians quarterback converted a third and long with a pass to his receiver for a 29 yard gain. They were able to score on the following run, and converted the two point conversion.
The Mustangs seemed out of sync throughout the entire game with multiple miscues.
The Indians were able to convert all of their possessions into touchdowns. The final score was 0-44. The Mustangs will look to improve and will travel to Poteet Thursday to face the Aggies at 5:00 pm.
8th Grade Mustangs: The Mustangs were at home on Thursday night as the Jourdanton Indians came to town. The Mustangs were looking to improve to 2-0 on the season as they hosted their first home game of the season.
The Mustang offense got things going early as they were able to score on the 3rd play of the game. On a 3rd and 5, Paul Zapata took the snap, made a few guys miss and was off to the races for a 78 yard touchdown. The 2 point conversion was good as Paul Zapata scooped up the bad snap that went over his head and was able to find his way into the end zone.
The Indians responded on their opening drive as they were able to march down the field and score a TD of their own. The 2 point conversion was good and the score was tied 8-8.
Both defenses took over the game as it was difficult for either offense to get things going after that. The two teams entered halftime tied at 8-8.
The Mustangs were able to string together a drive late in the 3rd quarter with a couple big runs by Simon Garcia and Paul Zapata before Zapata was able to punch one into the end zone from the 5 yard line. Paul scored the 2 point conversion as well that would give the Mustangs a 16-8 lead.
The Indians had one last chance to tie the game as they took over on downs with less than two minutes remaining and no timeouts. After a big play took the Indians down inside the 20, it was the Mustangs defense that stepped up once again as Zapata made a huge interception on the 5 yard line with 10 seconds left. The offense took a knee as the final 10 seconds ran off the clock for a Mustangs victory!!!
The offense was led by QB Paul Zapata who had some huge runs and also scored both touchdowns and 2 point conversions for the Mustangs.
The defense was led by Paul Zapata who had 2 interceptions and the defensive line was anchored by Tyler Taylor who had 2 sacks and many tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
The Mustangs will head to Poteet this Thursday as they look to improve to 3-0 on the season.