By Elizabeth Tanner
MEMPHIS — Following an exciting season-first win over Hale Center last week, the Memphis Cyclones fell short in a 32-13 final against the Hale Center Owls Friday, Sept. 10.
Unable to reach the endzone, the Cyclones were down by 18 at halftime.
Attempting a post-halftime return, Cutter O’Neal and Edgar Villa teamed up for a 24-yard touchdown pass, which was rebutted the Owls with a score of their own.
Ending the night on a high note, Villa finished airing his 56 yards, connecting with Tristan Aguilar to finalize the 32-13 score.
The Cyclones were kept to 172 total yards, 116 of which were on the ground, thanks to Gabriel Zuniga, who rushed for 42 yards and Charlie Sepeda, who rushed for 30 yards.
Memphis 0 0 6 7 13
Hale Center 6 12 6 8 32
Hale Center: Martin Contreras 7-yard run (kick no good).
Hale Center: Adam Berumen 3-yard run (kick no good).
Hale Center: 4-yard run (failed two-point conversion).
Memphis: Cutter O’Neal 24-yard pass from Edgar Villa (failed two-point conversion).
Hale Center: Lance Perez 10-yard pass from Berumen (failed two-point conversion).
Hale Center: Lance Perez 9-yard pass from Berumen (two-point conversion).
Memphis: Tristan Aguilar 22-yard pass from Villa (kick).
Memphis Hale Center
First Downs 12 15
Rushing Yards 116 220
Passing Yards 56 60
Total Yards 172 280
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Penalties-Yards 8-25 10-70
Next, the Memphis Cyclones (1-2) play the Sanford-Fritch Eagles (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Eagle Stadium.