Wildcats win district with defense


Clovis’ Cade Wheeler returns an interception for the games first score during the first half against Carlsbad Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis defeated Carlsbad 42-6. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats will take a nine-game winning streak into the state playoffs thanks to a strong defensive […]

Wildcats closing in on district title

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — While District 4-5A football race is decidedly up for grabs, Clovis made sure it was still at the top and Sandia at the bottom by taking a 30-0 road victory. The Wildcats scored on each of their first three offensive possessions for a 16-0 cushion at halftime. Two […]

Prep football: Cats blank Goddard


Clovis senior Phillip Williams is tackled by Goddard’s Josh Nine during Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (Roswell Daily Record: Andrew Kroeckel.) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — It was a story of two defenses and two defensive philosophies. The difference was Goddard’s aggressive, stunting defensive scheme worked for about a […]

Cats romp into win column


Clovis’ Travis Reid got the Wildcats on the socreboard with a field goal in the first quarter against Highland Saturday at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal photo by Greg Sorber. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer ALBUBUERQUE — It may have taken a few more games than fans and players would have liked, but […]