Melrose 50, Logan 36
Records: Melrose 1-0, Logan 0-1.
Difference: Melrose scored 12 unanswered points after Logan had pulled within 36-30 midway through the third quarter.
Difference-makers: Logan, Hayes Frost threw three touchdown passes and Tanner Sorrells returned a kickoff 72 yards for a score and caught a 51-yard TD pass. Melrose, Seaver Tate rushed for five touchdowns and passed for another in his first varsity start at quarterback.
By the numbers: The 30 points is the most Melrose has allowed in more than two years.
Quotable: “I told the kids, ‘you know how to win,” and that was the difference in the game. They never gave up.” — Melrose coach Dickie Roybal.
Texico 14, Dexter 0
Records: Dexter 0-1, Texico 1-0.
Difference: Texico stopped four Dexter drives that reached Wolverines’ 30-yard-line
Difference-makers: Texico, Shay Harrison ran for one touchdown and Jose Posada threw for another.
Quotable: “Dexter knocked us around a little bit but we made the plays when it counted. The kids showed a lot of heart and toughness.” — Texico coach Ryan Autrey.
Fort Sumner 32, NMMI 17
Records: NMMI 0-1, Fort Sumner 1-0.
Difference: Fort Sumner’s Kolter West returned the kickoff 86 yards to the NMMI 2. A penalty moved the ball to the one and tailback Skylar McMath went in on the first play from scrimmage, giving the Foxes a lead they would not relinquish.
Difference-maker : Fort Sumner, McMath rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns.
By the numbers: Fort Sumner held NMMI to 66 yards rushing and forced two turnovers.
Muleshoe 27, Shallowater 13
Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Shallowater 0-1.
Difference: The Mules were outgained by about 100 yards on the ground, but senior Cooper Washington completed 21-of-37 passes for 270 yards and two scores in his first start at QB.
Difference-makers: Joey Ramirez scored twice for the Mules, on a two-yard run in the second quarter and a 51-yard passs from Washington in the third period. He caught seven passes for 106 yards. … Washington led the Mules on the ground, picking up 54 yards on 10 carries. … Koley King, who rushed for 199 yards on 22 carries for the Mustangs, scored on a 54-yard run in the third quarter, but the PAT kick failed to keep Muleshoe in front 14-13.
Of note: The Mules, Class 2A Division I state champions two years ago, posted their 26th win in 27 games since the start of the 2008 season.
CCS 47, Dora 0
Records: Clovis Christian 1-0, Dora 0-1.
Difference: The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter.
Difference-makers: CCS, Mike Urioste ran for four TDs, Kevin Naceanceno ran for one touchdown and three (40 yards to Kenny Doung) for another. The game was called in the third quarter on the 45-point lead rule.
Go figure: Five of Eagles TDs were on plays of 40 yards or longer.
Springer 46, Floyd 20
Records: Springer 1-0, Floyd 0-1.
Difference: Springer took a 28-6 halftime lead.
Difference-makers: Floyd, Hunter Terry scored on a 65-yard kickoff return, 15-yard run and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Terral Watson.
Pilfered: Alfonso Villanueva had an interception for Floyd.
Bovina 54, Hale Center 6
Records: Hale Center 0-1, Bovina 1-0.
Difference: The Mustangs scored twice in the first three minutes and were never in trouble.
Difference-makers: Senior RB Desmond Fox carried only six times, but gained 187 yards and scored four touchdowns — including runs of 56 and 85 yards. … The Mustangs scored twice on defense, a 5-yard fumble return by Jesus Castaneda and a 60-yard interception return by Rolando Perez. Perez also scored on a 53-yard run.
— Freedom New Mexico
Melrose 50, Logan 36
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