On October 1, the Mules traveled to Toutle and came away with a tie in a hard fought defensive battle.
"I was proud of the kids' effort," Patching said. "We suited up only 15 kids, mostly freshmen, and were able to match a Toutle team that had a roster of 30 including 11 juniors and four seniors. We had six quarterback sacks on the night and many tackles behind the line of scrimmage."
The defensive line of Tischer, Major Thomas, Fritch, and Doumit were in the backfield wreaking havoc all game, Patching said, and that allowed the linebackers to make tackles and have outstanding pass coverage.
The Mules had a chance to score when Schneider picked up a fumble at the 10 and tried to run it in only to be tripped up at the five with no time left on the clock right before half. The Mules twice penetrated the Toutle 10-yard line late in the game but couldn't score.
Schneider led the Mule ball carriers with 37 yards. McClain had 31 yards and Goldsmith 11. Fudge completed two passes. Leading tacklers were Elliott, two tackles and three sacks; Vik, five tackles; Doumit, two sacks; Schneider four tackles, Goldsmith, four tackles and one sack, and Tischer with four tackles.
The team's season record is 2-2-1.