Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Lake Arthur upsets Clovis Christian

Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis. Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs. Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur […]

Clovis beats Hobbs 42-7

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS —After a slow start, Clovis beat Hobbs 42-7 Friday to win the District 4-5A title and earn an automatic berth in the state playoffs. Jonathan Johnson and Kamal Cass ran for touchdowns in the final five minutes of the second quarter to give Clovis a 14-0 halftime lead Johnson capped a […]

Cats beat Artesia 33-25, end four-game skid

Freedom New Mexico ARTESIA — Senior quarterback Tre Orozco rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 3-yard score on fourth down with five minutes left in the game as Clovis beat Artesia 33-25. Jonathan Johnson also ran for a pair of scores as Clovis (3-4) ended a four-game losing streak. Johnson scored on a 4-yard […]

Rio Rancho beats Clovis 27-14

RIO RANCHO —Jason Fitzpatrick threw for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter and Rio Rancho beat Clovis 27-14 Friday. Sophomore Kamal Cass scored on a 10-yard run and 61-yard screen pass for Clovis (2-3), which dropped its third straight game. Rio Rancho (3-2) led 6-0 at halftime on a pair of Carlos Garcia […]

La Cueva beats Clovis 14-0

Freedom New Mexico Hampered by poor field position, the Clovis Wildcats could muster little offense Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season. La Cueva scored twice in the first half and beat Clovis 14-0. Thirteen of Clovis’ 17 offensive possessions ended in punts in the defensive struggle between the unbeaten teams. Sophomore Dakotah […]

Greyhounds up 28-0 at halftime of season opener

Going into halftime, Eastern New Mexico University holds a 28-0 lead on New Mexico Highlands in a windy season opener at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage early with a pair of interceptions on the first two pass attempts Cowboys quarterback Emmanuel Lewis. Both led to touchdowns for a 16-0 lead 5:15 in the game. […]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore […]

Desperation pass lifts Cats to 20-19 win

Freedom New Mexico Eddie Trevizo caught a tipped pass in the end zone with about a minute left and Clovis escaped Alamogordo on Friday with a 20-19 win in the season-opener for both teams. It was the Wildcats’ 14th straight win over Alamogordo. Alamogordo sophomore Tyler Schmard threw three touchdown passes, including to in the […]

Cats beats Highland 35-14

Raymond Beachum scored three touchdowns and Clovis took advantage of fumble-prone Highland for a 35-14 win Saturday in a first-round game of the Class 5A state playoffs in Albuquerque. The 10th-seeded Wildcats (5-6) advance to play second-seeded and defending state champion La Cueva (9-1) in next week’s quarterfinals. The Wildcats broke the game open with […]