Farwell 30, Seagraves 7
Records: Farwell 5-1, Seagraves 0-6.
Difference: The Steers broke a scoreless tie with two touchdowns in a four-minute span early in the second quarter.
Difference-makers: Senior RB Colby Read rushed for three touchdowns and 190 yards, and caught a 20-yard scoring pass from senior QB Landry Actkinson. Farwell’s first touchdown, in the first minute of the second period, came on Mason Coburn’s three-yard fumble return.
Of note: The Steers bounced back from their first loss last week at the hands of fourth-ranked New Deal. … Farwell was unable to convert any of its five PAT attempts — one kick, one run and three passes. … The Steers’ defense held the Eagles to 135 total yards.
By the numbers: 11 — Players who carried the ball at least once for the Steers.
Fort Sumner 20, Loving 7
Records: Fort Sumner 6-0, Loving 3-3.
Difference: The Foxes did all their scoring in the first quarter, including two touchdowns in a span of less than a minute. … Fort Sumner’s defense blanked the Falcons until just over a minute remained.
Difference-makers: Kolter West completed 8-of-11 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes, while Skyler McMath picked up 103 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. Kolter West hit Caleb West on a 71-yard scoring play with 7:41 left in the opening quarter, then McMath went 13 yards for a score at the 6:48 mark after Caleb West sacked Loving QB Michael Martinez and forced a fumble recovered by the Foxes Dallas McDaniel at the Loving 19.
Melrose 46, Springer 6
Records: Melrose 5-1, Springer 2-4.
Difference: The Buffaloes put 24 points on the board in less than a minute’s time late in the half, breaking open an 8-6 game. Hayden Moore ran 70 yards, Aaron Dearing returned a punt 66 yards and Josh Broome brought an interception back 41 yards for the scores, and Melrose tacked on three 2-point conversions.
Difference-makers: Moore rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns, while QB Seaver Tate added 87 yards and a TD. Tate also ran for four 2PATs and threw for another.
Of note: Melrose didn’t score in the final 15 minutes of the contest. … The Buffs, ranked second in 8-man and two-time defending champions, host top-ranked Mountainair next week.
Hagerman 26, Texico 14
Records: Texico 3-3, Hagerman 6-0.
Difference: QB Isaac Bejarano ran for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 16 on the final play of the half, giving the Bobcats a 12-0 lead. Texico coach Ryan Autrey said the Wolverines kept the drive alive with a holding penalty and a pass interference penalty, the latter in the end zone.
Difference-makers: Bejarano also ran for a touchdown and returned an interception 35 yards for another score in the fourth quarter after Texico closed to 12-7 early in the period on a 17-yard pass from Jose Posada to Lucas Walthers. Posada added the Wolverines’ final TD on a 5-yard run with about four minutes left.
Quotable: “We played our hearts out; we nearly made a goalline stand at the end of the half (despite the penalties). We were one or two plays away from being right in it.” — Autrey.
Bushland 27, Muleshoe 20
Records: Muleshoe 4-1 (1-1 District 1-2A Division I), Bushland 3-2 (2-0).
Difference: The Falcons rallied for two touchdowns in the final quarter erase a 20-14 deficit.
Difference-makers: Mason Harris ran for two scores and threw for another for the Falcons. He went 2-for-2 passing, rushed for 84 yards and caught three passes for 24 yards. Muleshoe senior QB Cooper Washington ran for 78 yards and two TDs and completed 12-of-21 passes for 163 yards and a score, but the Falcons intercepted him four times.
Of note: The loss was just the second in 31 games for the Mules, dating to the start of their 2008 state Class 2A Division I championship.
Iraan 33, Bovina 7
Records: Iraan 5-1, Bovina 3-3.
Difference: The Braves took command with two second-quarter touchdowns and blanked the Mustangs until the final six minutes.
Difference-makers: RB Carlos Rodriguez carried 25 times for 182 yard and scored three touchdowns for the Braves. Bovina’s Desmond Fox finished with 110 yards on 21 carries, including a 52-yard run to put the Mustangs on the board.
Of note: The game was played on a neutral field in Seminole, Texas. The teams are hoping to play again next year. … Bovina, which hosts Farwell in the district opener for both teams on Friday, suffered its third consecutive loss.
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