Mexico: Mayas win 2nd straight, down Condors

The CDMX Mayas, two-time and defending LFA (Liga de Futbol Americano) champions, improved their record to 2-1 in defeating the winless Condors (0-3) 33-24.

Running back Omar Cojolum paced the Mayas with three rushing touchdowns while quarterback Mario Garcia thew a touchdown pass to Gustavo Ramos and Mauricio Morales kicked three extra points and two field goals.

For the Condors, rookie quarterback Diego Perez threw two touchdown passes to Andreas Salgado while running back Luis Lopez Tinoco scored a touchdown on the ground. Salgado also added a two-point conversion and the defense forced a two-point safety.

The Mayas struck first as Morales kicked a 35 yard field goal in the first quarter after the Mayas recovered a Condors fumble. Then Cojolum went to work, breaking for a 75 yard touchdown giving the Mayas a 10-0 lead.

The turnover nightmare continued for the Condors in the second quarter as Jordi Saldaña picked off Condors quarterback José Chávez and Cojolum scored again two plays later from five yard out to increase the Mayas lead to 17-0, with three minutes left in the first half.

However, the Condors finally found the end zone in the first half as Tinoco scored to close the gap to 17-6. but the Mayas scored once again before the break as Garcia connected with Ramos to make it 24-6.

The third quarter did not get any better for the Condors as Ricardo Espinoza picked off Chávez again and Cojolum capitalized, scoring his third touchdown of the day to boost the lead to 30-6. With Perez in for Chavez, the Condors began moving the ball and the rookie quarterback found Salgado for his first touchdown to narrow the lead to 30-14 after Preston Bailey scored on the two-point conversion.

Mayas Michael McCrary gets set to tackle Condors Preston Bailey

The Mayas also made a change at quarterback as Jose Luis Canales, came in for playing time and advanced his team to give Morales a chance to kick another field goal making the score 33-14.

The Condors defense forced a safety, trapping Canales in the end zone and then Salgado haaued in his second touchdown pass of the game making the final score 33-24.

This was the sixth consecutive loss for the Condors stretching back to 2017 and puts them at the bottom of the Central division standings behind the Mayas and Mexicas.

Source: Arturo Velaztegui, LFA

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