Hagerman 26, Fort Sumner 18
Records: Hagerman 7-1 (1-0 District 2-1A), Fort Sumner 7-1 (0-1).
Difference: The Bobcats’ Ryan Gomez intercepted a fourth-and-goal pass from the Hagerman 5 on the final play of the game, sealing the win.
Difference-makers: Hagerman, gomez rushed for 123 yards and scored on a 35-yard run with 4:08 left, giving the Bobcats a 26-12 lead. … QB Isaac Bejarano scored both of Hagerman’s first-quarter TDs and finished with 69 yards rushing on 16 carries. Fort Sumner, QB Kolter West completed 15-of-31 passes for 156 yards. … RB Josh Gauna scored on runs of 3 and 6 yards.
Of note: The game matched the top two teams in 1A in top-ranked and defending champion Hagerman and No. 2 Fort Sumner. … The Bobcats scored twice in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead. … Fort Sumner posted a 279-260 edge in total offense and each team had 14 first downs. … The Foxes’ Nekoda Fuchs recovered a fumble in the end zone by teammate Skylar McMath for a touchdown after a 45-yard run to the Hagerman 3 with 3:16 left. Fort Sumner then recovered an onside kick at the Hagerman 39 and drove to a fourth-and-goal at the 10, picking up a first down at the 5 on pass interference in the end zone with 19 seconds left.
Farwell 34, Sudan 0
Records: Sudan 2-6 (1-1 District 3-1A Division II), Farwell 6-1 (2-0).
Difference: The Steers scored twice in just over a minute spanning the first and second quarters and breaking a scoreless tie. … Farwell’s defense held the Hornets to 117 total yards.
Difference-makers: Farwell QB Landry Actkinson completed only seven passes for the game, but three went for touchdowns, each to a different receiver. … RB Colby Read scored third-quarter TDs for the Steers on runs of 2 yards and 1 yard.
Springlake-Earth 42, Bovina 6
Records: Bovina 3-5 (0-2 District 3-1A Division II), Springlake-Earth 7-0 (1-0).
Difference: The Wolverines, ranked fourth in Texas Class 1A, broke open the game with three second-quarter touchdowns for a 28-0 lead in handing the Mustangs their fifth consecutive setback.
Difference-makers: Bovina, RB Desmond Fox gained 99 yards on 20 carries. Springlake-Earth, RB Anthony Carrasco carried 15 times for 93 yards and three TDs while QB Blake Betz completed 12-of-13 passes for 175 yards and rushed 11 times for 84 yards and three scores.
Muleshoe 54, Friona 19
Records: Friona 2-5 (1-3 District 1-2A Division 1), Muleshoe 6-1 (3-1).
Difference: The Mules piled up 521 total yards, including 338 on the ground, and blanked the Chieftains for the first half in building a 28-0 lead.
Difference-makers: Senior QB Cooper Washington went 6-of-15 passing, but three were for touchdowns, two to Isaiah Guerra covering 68 and 35 yards. … Brothers Junior and Isaac Baca combined for 238 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Isaac Baca ran for 124 yards on eight carries and one touchdown while Junior Baca rushed for 114 and two scores. Isaac Baca also returned a kickoff 72 yards as the third quarter ended, setting up Beau Avila’s 11-yard TD run on the first play of the fourth period to make it 54-12. … For Friona, WR Caleb Monroe caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Hondo 70, Elida 22
Records: Elida 4-4 (2-2 6-man District 2), Hondo 4-3 (3-1).
Difference: The Tigers scored just before halftim to pull to 30-22, but the Eagles dominated second-half play with 40 unanswered points.
Difference-makers: Elida, Alex Varela rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 79 yards and a score. … QB Jordan Tivis threw for 130 yards on 11-of-24, including scoirng passes to Varela and Magin Montoya. … Tigers DE Tucker Morgan recovered two Hondo fumbles, including one he also forced.
Quote: “We just weren’t ready to play, it looked like. We came off a heartbreakingloss to Lake Arthur (last week), and Dora’s our rival (the teams meet on Friday at Dora). We may have been looking ahead.” — Elida coach Clay Ferguson.
Valley Christian 50, Dora 14
Records: Valley Christian 4-3 (2-2 6-man District 2), Dora 2-6 (1-3).
Difference: The Lions bolted to a 30-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Difference-makers: Gus Gray scored three touchdowns for the Lions. Tyler Sites and Sergio Arzate scored second-half TDs for the Coyotes.