This past weekend friends, family, and fans all traveled down to Canton Texas to watch and cheer on the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds as they faced the West Texas A&M buffs.
Entering the ninth week of the season, the legendary Wagon wheel rivalry game was hosted this year by West Texas A&M at the Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
Many fans came out to support the Greyhounds wearing green and silver. Campus life also provided free T-shirts for fans to wear along with a variety of noise makers.
The game started off great with linebacker Lawrence Hall, #7, creating a fumble which led to a Greyhound touchdown by running back Kamal Case, #1, within the first four minutes of the game. WT then scored three consecutive touchdowns ending the first quarter with the score of 21-7.
Another two touchdowns scored in the second quarter by the Buffs along with the Greyhounds scoring, ending the first half at 35-28.
After halftime, the Greyhounds came out as offense and got the ball. WT stopped the Hounds but Eastern regained possession and scored a touchdown, tying the game at 35-35.
No touchdowns were made during the third quarter of the game. WT ended the third-quarter by getting a field goal resulting in a score of 35-38.
At the start of the fourth quarter, quarterback Jeremy Buurma, #15, threw a touchdown pass to wide-receiver Aaron Johnson, #88, putting the greyhounds in the lead with a score of 42-38. WT then scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, ending the game in a loss with the score of 52-42.
Greyhounds had a total of 462 offensive yards, 138 passing yards, and 325 rushing yards. A key member to the Greyhound’s defense was injured in the first quarter and unable to play the rest of the game which impacted the game in the long run. This was the first game since 2012 that the Wagon Wheel would be in the hands of WT buffs.
The greyhounds are still seated in the number three spot in the Lone Star Conference. With a record of 3-3 in the conference. They will take on the Midwestern Mustangs this Saturday November 7th at 7p.m at Midwestern.