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59
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45
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50
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21
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66
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43
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49
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37
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45
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48
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Final 46
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28
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33
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33
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24
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55
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Final 14
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35
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23
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Final 13
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34
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Final 7
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13
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19
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40
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40
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53
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48
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Ropes
10 a.m. Sat.
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Wellman-Union
7:30 p.m.
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58
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Final 13
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46
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Final 14
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64
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Final 14
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69
Christ the King
Final 22
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78
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Final 45
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88
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Final 43
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77
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Final 49
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Follett
Sat. 4 p.m.

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Trinity Christian
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Denver City hopes to shock Muleshoe

Posted: November 16, 2012 - 1:11am
Muleshoe and  Caleb Wood open the playoffs tonight against Denver City.  AJ File Photo
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Muleshoe and Caleb Wood open the playoffs tonight against Denver City.
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Tonight’s Muleshoe and Denver City high school football game represents a classic David vs. Goliath showdown.

The high-powered Mules are only a few years removed from a state championship, and the Mustangs are back in the playoffs after a one-year hiatus.

Both teams are realistic about their chances in the 7:30 p.m. game in Woodrow, but that doesn’t mean the Mustangs can’t get a well-placed shot at the Mules to start the postseason off with a big upset.

“Our kids got to believe,” said Denver City coach Steve Taylor, whose Mustangs finished third in District 2-2A, Division I. “Just got to believe they have a chance. If they go in saying, ‘Oh it’s Muleshoe, can’t beat them,’ then we’re half beat already.”

Taylor said Denver City (6-4, 3-2) is happy to be back in the playoffs after a transitional period of switching coaching staffs.

For Muleshoe, though, it’s business as usual — although the Mules (8-2, 4-1 in 1-2A) enter the playoffs as the runners-up in their district thanks to a loss to Littlefield last week in the “War on 84,” as Muleshoe coach David Wood calls it.

Wood said the game, a 51-42 Wildcats victory, was as good as a game as most might have expected, and the Mules just made too many mistakes.

However, Wood made sure to tell his players that being runner-up to Littlefield doesn’t make the Mules any worse or the Wildcats any better.

“We’re no better or worse from losing this game,” Wood told his team, which averages 46 points a game. “It’s just a matter of we’re still the team we are.”

The team Muleshoe is, rather, is one that can score in a heartbeat and put the game out of reach early. Wood doesn’t preach scoring half-a-hundred every time out, but it sure seems to work that way.

Quarterback Caleb Wood leads the offense with more than 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing for 40 touchdowns.

Taylor said the quarterback had an off night against Littlefield, but he still compiled almost 400 yards of offense — the kind of off night any coach would want for his top offensive threat.

“They’re averaging over 500 (yards) a game,” Taylor said. “You’ve got to try to match them score for score if you can.”

The Mustangs will try to “nickel and dime” down the field, Taylor said, hoping to keep the Mules off the field as much as possible.

David Wood expects to see some trickery from the underdog Mustangs, but Taylor isn’t giving too much away of which trick plays to expect.

“It’s their Super Bowl,” David Wood said. “So we got to be ready for it.”

 

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CLASS 2A

DI bi-district playoffs

Denver City vs. Muleshoe

7:30 p.m.; Pirate Field, Woodrow

Radio: N/A

Records: Denver City 6-4, 3-2 in 2-2A, Div. I; Muleshoe 8-2, 4-1 in 1-2A, Div. I

Denver City vs. Muleshoe

lost to Brownfield, 45-44 Last week lost to Littlefield, 51-42

365.5 Total offense 507.3

278.1 Total defense 264.9

29.8 Points scored 46.0

23.2 Points allowed 20.8

QB Mason Milligan Player to watch QB Caleb Wood

(1,661 all-purpose yards 25 TDs) (3,104 all-purpose yards, 40 TDs)

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