Eunice 19, Fort Sumner 0
Records: Eunice 2-1, Fort Sumner 2-1.
The difference: Eunice held Fort Sumner to 123 yards rushing.
The difference makers: Eunice, QB Ranson Fisher rushed for a pair of short TDs and passed for another. Fort Sumner, Derek Dimitroff rushed for 81 yards.
Number crunching: Eunice won two games last season and was winless in 2002 and 2001.
Up next: Fort Sumner hosts Santa Rosa on Friday.
Muleshoe 16, Shallowater 6
Records: Muleshoe 3-0, Shallowater 0-3.
The difference: Muleshoe limited Shallowater to 40 yards rushing on 26 carries.
The difference makers: Muleshoe, sophomore QB Brant Hamilton accounted for 134 yards of total offense and scored both Muleshoe TDs. Shallowater, Chris Key had five catches for 50 yards.
Number crunching: Muleshoe has allowed 12 points this season.
Next: Muleshoe at Seminole on Friday.
Melrose 58, Tatum 14
Records: Melrose 3-0, Tatum 1-2.
The difference: Melrose exploded for 36 points in the first quarter.
The difference makers: Melrose, James Walker threw two TD passes, caught one and ran for one. Tatum, Albert Castro ran for TDs of 41 amd 8 yards.
Next:Melrose at Lake Arthur on Saturday
Portales 28, Raton 9
Records: Portales 3-0, Raton 2-1.
The difference: Portales held Raton scoreless for the final 40 minutes of the game.
The difference makers: Portales, Chris Carter scored on a 30-yard pass and a 75-yard run. Raton, Issac Fernandez scored on a 9-yard run.
Next:Portales at Denver City on Friday