Hounds drop finale to SWOSU

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Eastern New Mexico University fullback Sukora Cooper attempts to run over a Southwestern Oklahoma defender during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Even doubling the opposition in total yardage couldn’t save the struggling Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four turnovers, including […]

Steers set up showdown with Bovina for playoff berth

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Five players scored touchdowns and Farwell set up a showdown next week with rival Bovina for a playoff berth as the Steers shut out winless Springlake-Earth 32-0 in a District 4-1A contest Friday night. Sophomore Matthew Edwards rushed for 168 yards on 21 carries as the Steers (7-1, 2-1 district) posted […]

Mules break out in rout of Dimmitt

CNJ STAFF MULESHOE — One down for Muleshoe, two to go. Needing a late charge to extend their run of consecutive playoff berths to seven, the Mules turned in their most dominating performance of the season Friday night in crushing winless Dimmitt 45-0 in a District 2-3A contest. Six players rushed for a touchdown apiece […]

Wolverines, Foxes continue to roll

CNJ STAFF EUNICE — The Texico Wolverines continued their domination of the regular-season schedule Friday night, piling up 435 total yards — all on the ground — in a 54-0 dismantling of Eunice in a District 3-1A matchup. Texico (8-0, 3-0 district), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, extended its shutout streak to 30 quarters […]

Cats pull away from Eldorado

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams rushed for 120 yards in Saturday’s 31-0 win against Eldorado. Photo by Rick White. By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — A 37-yard extra point. Nearly 100 yards in penalties — including an assistant coach flagged for being in the way of a referee on a kickoff. And a running back throwing a […]

Buffs run past Clovis Christian

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Clovis Christian School running back Robert Montanez escapes the tackle attempt of Melrose’s Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Melrose won 58-13. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Clovis Christian was game Friday night. But Melrose, even without sophomore standout Carlos Ruiz, had too many weapons for […]

Naz hands Steers first loss of season

CNJ STAFF NAZARETH — Senior quarterback Jordy Rowland threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Nazareth handed Farwell its first setback of the season, a 36-19 verdict Friday night in the District 4-1A opener for both teams. Rowland, who completed 16 of 26 passes with no interceptions, threw TD strikes of 39 and 5 […]

Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

Late TDs propel Mustangs

CNJ STAFF BOVINA 12, AMARILLO TASCOSA JV 7 — At Bovina, sophomore defensive end Eddie Segovia blocked a Tascosa field goal attempt and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, bringing the Mustangs back to life. Still down 7-6, Bovina (4-2) drove 46 yards in 13 plays for the go-ahead […]

Lubbock Christian holds off Bovina charge

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Bovina Mustangs are glad to be getting a chance to play at home after four consecutive road outings. Bovina won the first three of those games, but fell short despite a spirited comeback Friday night in a 34-28 loss to Lubbock Christian. The Mustangs (3-2) will now play four of […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

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Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Farwell routs Whiteface to improve to 5-0

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Farwell sophomore running back Luis Olmos runs through a Whiteface defender during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Sophomore Matthew Edwards, moving into the tailback position due to an injury to starter Hugo Vazquez, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries […]

Hounds ride stifling defense

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Bovina notches shutout

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Jonathan Chisom rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns and Bovina posted its second-straight shutout on the road by beating Trinity Fellowship 22-0. Chisom scored on runs of 80 and 57 yards in the first quarter as the Mustangs (2-1) jumped out to a 12-0 first-quarter lead before the offense bogged […]

Friday area prep football briefs

CNJ STAFF CLOVIS CHRISTIAN 77, ALBUQUERQUE EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 6 — In a battle of “Eagles,” Clovis Christian’s soared while leaving Evangel Christian in the dust in a game at Jim Hill Field. CCS (1-1) scored on every offensive possession, and added touchdowns on a 15-yard fumble return by Robert Montanez, a 72-yard punt return by […]

Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]

Steers off to solid start

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Farwell junior wide receiver Robbie Tabb pulls in a catch in front of Petersburg defensive back Chris Ovalle during the second half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell took another step Friday to proving its doubters wrong. And they did it the hard way, scoring the go-ahead […]

Friday area prep football roundup

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — The Farwell Steers took advantage of a bad punt snap by Petersburg for the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night and edged the Buffaloes 14-7 in their home opener. With the ball on their own 21, the Buffaloes punt snap sailed over the head of junior Bobby Rosas […]

Mules finish off Caprock

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Sophomore Juan Reyes rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, as Muleshoe beat Caprock 40-20 on Thursday in a non-district game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Landon Sheets added a pair of TD passes and Daniel Campolla returned a kickoff for another score for the Mules […]