The Brookesmith Mustangs JH were no match for the young Coyotes of Richland Springs. The younger Coyotes mercy-ruled the Mustangs to close out a fine 6-2 record for the season. These Coyotes are young, in age only, most are veterans of Championship Pee-Wee and Flag teams of the past few years. Their experience and knowledge along with outstanding coaching was evident in this contest. They scored early and often and closed out the Mustangs with 4:49 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Stars for this game were the usual suspects, although the majority of the team saw some playing time. Seventh grader Jordan Burkhart was outstanding as he has been all year. Jordans’ abilities to run, pass, block, and tackle signal a continuing legacy at spreadback for the Coyote dynasty. Jonathan (J.B.) Salinas is in the eighth grade and was virtually unstoppable this year on offense and defense. J.B.’s unique combination of size, speed and football savvy along with his ability to catch and kick should make him a potential starter for next seasons’ varsity squad. Traven Days’ size and speed made him a valuable asset this year and will make the leap to big show next season. Hutton Lustys’ is solid in the fundamentals of football, and has a nose for the ballcarrier on defense and the goal line on offense. Huttons’ most impressive quality is his uncanny knack for delivering the big hits...both tackling and blocking. Hutton is a seventh grader and will help lead the junior high next year. Brandon Ferguson showed amazing poise handling the ball at quarterback this season and was a major contributor on defense as well. Brandon will graduate up to the big boys next year. Eight grader Cody Maultsby was a valued starter and will bring his skill set and playmaker abilities to the next level next season. Brandon Tharp made his presence known in every game this season, most notably making big tackles on defensive side of the ball. Brandon will return to the junior high field next season. Justin Patino and Jeremy Martin were the big boys for the junior high this season and their size and strength will be sorely missed on the junior high team but welcome additions to the varsity team next season. The Junior Coyotes’ successful season was a total team effort and all players were contributors in some form or fashion. Kenneth Faught, Cody Pardy, Chandler Lusty, Nathan Stevens, Jared Martin, Reid Blodgett, Levi Shannon, Chago Valdez, Peyton Sloan, and Cameron Parham all had contributions to the great season for the Coyotes. Congratulations Junior Coyotes on a great season !!!! Go Coyotes Go !!!