Farwell 35, Springlake-Earth 32
Records: Farwell 9-1 (4-0 District 3-1A Division II), Springlake-Earth 9-1 (3-1).
Difference: The Steers put 21 points on the board in the final seven minutes of the half, erasing a 14-0 deficit. Senior Lincoln Devault went 4-of-4 and senior Landry Actkinson 1-of-1 on PAT kicks, while the Wolverines failed to convert after their final three touchdowns.
Difference-makers: Senior QB Landry Actkinson threw for three touchdowns, two to senior TE Kolten Morris. The second one, a 13-yarder with 2:10 left, gave the Steers an 11-point cushion. Morris caught four passes for 84 yards. … Senior RB Colby Read rushed 19 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. … For Springlake-Earth, senior RB Devin Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns.
Of note: The game decided the district championship, and with it Farwell earns a first-round bye next week in the first round of the Class 1A Division II playoffs.
Bovina 56, Nazareth 0
Records: Bovina 5-5 (3-2 District 3-1A Division II), Nazareth 0-10 (0-5).
Difference: The Mustangs put 28 points on the board in the first quarter and coasted to the victory, clinching the district’s third spot in the playoffs behind Farwell and Springlake-Earth.
Difference-makers: Senior RB Desmond Fox rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned one of Bovina’s four interceptions 25 yards for a score. … Junior DB Jose Lara had a pair of picks for the Mustangs, while Raymond Fuentes had the other. … Senior Alexis Martinez ran for three second-half scores for Bovina on just five carries.
By the numbers: 8 — number of ballcarriers for Bovina, combining to pile up 331 yards on the ground.
Of note: The Mustangs will face Smyer in a first-round playoff game next week at Sudan, with the probable start time at 7:30 p.m. (CST). … The playoff berth is the fifth in six years for Bovina, which is still looking for its first postseason win in that time.
Muleshoe 41, Childress 19
Records: Muleshoe 9-1 (6-1 District 1-2A Division I), Childress 3-7 (2-5).
Difference: After the teams traded touchdowns in the first two minutes, the Mules blanked the Bobcats from there until late in the third quarter in building a 28-7 cushion.
Differnce-makers: Senior QB Cooper Washington was 12-of-17 passing for 171 yards and three touchdowns and also led the team in rushing with 49 yards on seven carries. … Junior WR Ryan DeLeon caught three passes for 84 yards, including two TDs covering 62 and 21 yards. … QB Jordan Bledsoe threw for 294 yards and three scores for the Bobcats, two of them coming to Andrew Kelly, who caught seven passes for 139 yards.
Of note: The Mules finished in a three-way tie for the district title with Bushland and Littlefield, but earned the top seed from the district in the playoffs and thus a first-round bye on a points tiebreaker. … Muleshoe was able to overcome four turnovers — two interceptions, two lost fumbles. … The Mules’ defense held Childress to a net of 53 yards rushing on 33 attempts.
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