AREA PREP FOOTBALL: CCS notches first victory

CNJ staff

ALBUQUERQUE — Will Genitski and Keeson Bell combined for five touchdowns and Clovis Christian scored its first victory in 8-man football with a 56-0 rout of Menaul on Friday night.

Bell caught touchdown passes of 10 and 21 yards from Genitski, and also scored on a 1-yard run. Genitski, who finished 9-of-12 passing for 108 yards, also rushed 11 times for 162 yards and scored on runs of 43 and 10 yards.

The Eagles (1-2), who moved up from 6-man this season, opened a 12-0 lead at the quarter on the first Genitski-to-Bell scoring strike and Genitski’s first TD run. After Bell’s short TD run in the second quarter made it 20-0, the Eagles added a safety when Luke Ware sacked the Menaul quarterback in the end zone.

On the ensuing free kick, CCS’ Shane Mitchell brought the ball back 60 yards for a TD and a 28-0 halftime cushion. Genitski added his second touchdown run and Travis Davis returned a fumble five yards for a score in the third stanza, making it 42-0.

After Bell and Genitski teamed up for another score early in the final period, CCS’ Mike King ran 15 yards for the final touchdown of the night.
Bell finished the game with four receptions for 68 yards.

Earlier Friday, Clovis Christian’s volleyball team scored a 25-10, 25-5, 25-20 victory over Menaul.

Capitan 32, Fort Sumner 6 — At Fort Sumner, Tillman Freeman threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns to lead Capitan to victory over the Foxes.

The Tigers (3-0) used big plays to dominate the game, with three of their TDs covering at least 32 yards. Freeman threw scoring passes of 46 yards to Nick McCullough and 81 yards to Jimmy Thomas to stake Capitan to a 12-0 lead in the first seven minutes.

Cass Dimitroff got the only score for the Foxes (2-1), coming on a 6-yard run with about four minutes left in the game.

Muleshoe 27, Lubbock Cooper 6 — At Muleshoe, quarterback Garrett Riley threw for three scores and ran for another as Muleshoe improved to 2-0 by beating its former district rival.

Riley had scoring tosses of 1 yard to Adam Zamora, 13 yards to Timothy Conner and 18 yards to Dusty Clayton as the Mules overcame an early 6-0 deficit. He added the final tally on a 1-yard run with 2:14 left.

Riley finished 22-of-35 through the air for 186 yards. The Mules, who dropped from Class 3A to Class 2A this season, had a 303-202 advantage in total offense over the Pirates (0-1).

Bovina 26, Clarendon 22 — At Clarendon, Texas, Trent Quintana and Mauricio Garcia scored fourth-quarter touchdowns as Bovina rallied to beat Clarendon.

The Mustangs (2-0) trailed the entire game until Quintana went in from 2 yards out and Garcia added an 11-yard TD run in the final period.
Bovina outgained the Broncos 296-214, getting all of its yardage on the ground led by Garcia with 104 yards on 18 carries.

Clarendon (1-1) led 16-7 at halftime and 22-13 after three quarters.