Soccer, golf, volleyball, Mexico Middle School football
SOCCER: The Bulldogs soccer team lost to Hannibal 4-2 Tuesday at Hannibal.
Hannibal took a 2-0 lead in the first half before Elijah Robinson scored from a pass by Colin Cosby with 6 minutes remaining in the half. The Pirates scored 2 more in the second half before Sean Kelly scored on a pass from Elijah Robinson with 5 minutes left in the game.
"With the exception of the last 6 minutes of each half we didn't play with much energy," said MHS Coach Chris Hotop.
The Bulldogs, 5-5, play at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fulton.
GOLF: Mexico Lady Bulldogs golf team played against a successful and talented Rock Bridge team Tuesday with the final Rock Bridge 163, Mexico 218.
"We were aware of it going into the competition. However, it was a pleasure to play at such a nice course (Lake of the Woods Golf Course)
and with a team that is very skilled but also very pleasant to play. Our team looks forward to this match every year and last night did not disappoint. While we had higher scores than a couple days ago, at the end of the round the girls were still glad they got to play Rock Bridge and enjoyed the course. With two varsity girls from Rock Bridge shooting in the 30s last night this was definitely an eye-opener," said MHS Coach Lindsey Yancey. It's always helpful to see their golf game. Rock Bridge is coached by MHS alum, Melissa (Melahn) Coil.
MEXICO INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Layne Ray 45
Haley Auwarter 57
Jessica Slagle 57
Abby Gooch 59
Abigail Hoer 61
Kaylee Stone 56
Sarah Jeffries 55
Erika Smiley 56
Christina Head 66
Brittany Lucas 70
VOLLEYBALL: The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Kirksville Tuesday and lost 25-12 and 25-15. MHS Coach Rachel Leu said her team was outplayed by the Lady Tigers.
Mexico, 2-7, plays at home Thursday against Bowling Green.
The junior varsity responded Tuesday after a disappointing loss Monday to Fulton. They came back on Tuesday night, and played well for a win in two close games, 27-25 (must win by 2) and 25-22.
MEXICO MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: The eighth grade Bulldogs squeaked by Warrenton Tuesday at home winning 14-12.
Issac Troy scored on a 40-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for the Bulldogs, but they failed to executed the two-point conversion.
The score at the half was 6-6.
Miguel Vega scored on a 10-yard sweep out of the wildcat in the fourth quarter. A pass from Miguel Vega to Jeffrey Burgess resulted in a successful 2-point conversion.
"It was great to be able to earn our first win of the year. The boys played their hearts out," said MMS Coach David Okenfuss.
Mexico, 1-2 on the season, plays at home again Tuesday against Kirksville.
The seventh grade Bulldogs football team dominated Warrenton with the final score 28-8. The seventh grade team got off to a 22-0 halftime lead and finished with another win. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Michael White, Deion Wayman and Cameron Holman. Hale Fuemmeler, J'Marquay McGruder and Vince Vitale played well on the defensive side. Juan Leal excelled on kickoffs and on defense.
The next home game for the seventh grade team is Tuesday against Kirksville.