Steers eliminate Wheeler

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Rowdy Mitchell scored two touchdowns and Farwell handed the Wheeler Mustangs a 25-6 setback Friday night in the bi-district round of the Class 1A football playoffs at Highland Park High School. The Steers (9-1), playing a postseason game for the first time since 1999, advanced to an area round game at […]

Texico stampedes into 1A semifinals

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Texico senior Mark Peabody scores his third touchdown of Satrurday’s win over Springer. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Johnny Serrano and the Texico Wolverines ran wild. Springer’s Matt Tafoya ran for his life. Texico didn’t turn the ball over. Springer did five times. Texico finished with more than 400 yards. […]

Farwell storms past Bovina into playoffs

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Farwell quarterback Jason Johnson threw for three touchdown passes. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner BOVINA — It didn’t take the Farwell Steers long to turn Friday’s Texas District 4-1A showdown with Parmer County rival Bovina into a mismatch. Senior quarterback Jason Johnson saw to that, hitting on 9 of 10 first-half passes […]

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 […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Park, Ruiz spark Buffaloes

CNJ staff MOUNTAINAIR — Harvey Park caught everything thrown his way and Carlos Ruiz scored about every which way as Melrose improved to 2-0 with a 58-38 win Saturday over Mountainair. Harvey Park caught eight passes and 183 yards and six touchdowns while Ruiz scored on a 47-yard run, a 23-yard pass reception and also […]

Foxes score about every way possible

Dave Wagner News & notes Even if they don’t often do it by passing, the Fort Sumner Foxes showed Friday night that they have a variety of ways to score. The Foxes didn’t complete a pass while running up more than 400 yards rushing in their season-opening 60-0 rout of Hagerman at Fort Sumner. But […]