Wolverines give up TD, but cruise past Jal

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Texico senior Johnny Rivera returns an interception down the sideline during Friday’s game against Jal at Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White TEXICO — Jal did something Friday no other New Mexico team has done this season. Score against Texico. Other than a little prick to the pride, though, it hardly mattered as […]

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 […]

Hounds outslug Commerce

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Courage Idemudia tackles Texas A&M-Commerce running back Joel Tudman as linebacker Jeff Howard moves in. Freedom photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Given Saturday’s brisk conditions, Eastern New Mexico University was less inclined than it might otherwise have been to throw against Texas A&M-Commerce’s suspect pass defense. Matching strength against strength, the […]

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 […]

Steers notch 10 sacks in beating Hart

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — With Farwell struggling to get its offense rolling, the Steers relied on their defense. Senior defensive end Grant Gregory led a furious pass rush that produced 10 sacks against Hart quarterback A.J. Carrasco, and Farwell broke though for three touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes in the […]

Buffs ride four TDs from Ruiz to win over Broncos

Emanuel Carrillo tries to fight his way to end zone while Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz tries to save a touchdown Friday night in Melrose. Carrillo was tackled inside the Melrose 5-yard-line. Photo by Mike Linn By Tony Parra MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes defeated the Floyd Broncos 42-26 in a six-man District 3 game on Friday […]

Turnovers costly to Hounds in loss to Midwestern State

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — D.D. Dotson caught only two passes, but both went for touchdowns Saturday night as Midwestern State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 24-14 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Dotson caught a 32-yard pass from quarterback Phillip Boggs on MSU’s opening possession to give the Indians (5-2, 2-1 South) […]

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 […]

Littlefield overpowers Mules

By Rick White LITTLEFIELD — The Littlefield Wildcats punted on their first possession and second-to-last possession. In between, they moved the chains methodically, pounding out a 14-6 win over Muleshoe in sledge-hammer-like fashion Friday in the District 2-3A opener for both teams. Diminutive sophomore Jonas Comacho was the workhorse for the Wildcats, ping-ponging his way […]