Fort Sumner 19, Jal 8
Records: Jal 4-2 (1-0 District 2-1A), Fort Sumner 4-2 (0-0)
Difference: Leading 11-8 with less than three minutes left, senior LB Cameron Simmons intercepted a Panthers pass and returned it 19 yards to the Jal 16. Senior RB-CB Michael Mares scored his second TD on second-and-9, and then added his second 2-point conversion run of the contest.
Difference-makers: Mares rushed for 105 yards, and also had a pair of interceptions.
Of note: There was no scoring from the first play of the second quarter — when Jal pulled to 11-8 on a touchdown and 2-point conversion — until the final TD with 2:35 left. … Fort Sumner ran the ball 44 times, with seven players splitting up the carries.
Muleshoe 46, Floydada 14
Records: Muleshoe 6-0 (1-0), Floydada 1-5 (0-1)
Difference: Sophomore RB Isaac Baca scored five touchdowns for the Mules, including four in the first half on the first five times he touched the ball. Muleshoe opened a 40-0 lead before the Whirlwinds scored twice in the final eight minutes.
Difference-makers: Sophomore RB Isaac Baca scored five touchdowns for the Mules, including four in the first half on the first five times he touched the ball. He finished with 220 yards on just seven carries. … Eight players caught at least one pass for Muleshoe, led by Juan Sanchez with six catches for 46 yards.
Of note: Muleshoe’s balanced attack amassed 560 total yards — 337 rushing, 223 passing. … The Mules extended their winning streak to 21 games. … Muleshoe’s Adrian Muniz intercepted a pass, his fourth pick of the season, while Bo Avila blocked a Floydada punt.
Hondo 36, Dora 0
Records: Hondo 6-1, Dora 3-3
Of note: The Coyotes had just seven players in uniform and lost two of them, junior QB-LB Michael Puebla (shoulder) and junior C-S Ish Machado (knee) to first-half injuries. The game was called midway through the second period. … Senior RB-LB Mark Butler (knee) sat out after getting hurt last week, but coach Pablo Pena hopes to have him back for a 4 p.m. game next Saturday at House. … Hondo came in ranked No. 3 in 6-man.
Quotable: “They were freak accidents; they weren’t big hits. They just went down awkward.” — Pena, on the injuries to Puebla and Machado.
Elida 59, House 12
Records: House 4-3 (0-2 6-man District 2), Elida 3-2 (1-0)
Difference-makers: Kevin Mitchell rushed for 108 yards and four touchdowns for Elida, including a 50-yarder. … Alex Varela had 156 yards on the ground and scored on fumble returns of 50 and 40 yards. … Shane Mitchell returned a kickoff 78 yards and a fumble 50 for TDs, while Jordyn Tivis scored on a 25-yard run.
Of note: The Tigers led 40-6 at halftime, and the game was called near the middle of the third period on 6-man’s 45-point lead rule after halftime.
Springer 12, Floyd 8
Records: Floyd 2-5, Springer 2-4
Difference-makers: Senior QB Devin Montoya scored on a 16-yard run with 4:27 left to lift the Red Devils to victory. … Freshman Samuel Garcia’s 21-yard run early in the second quarter put Springer in front, the the Bronchos grabbed an 8-6 advantage on J’Kobie Lee’s 22-yard TD run and Hunter Terry’s 2PAT run midway through the third period.
Of note: Floyd collected one first down after Montoya’s go-ahead score, but Broncos coach Rafael Roybal said a holding penalty then set the Broncos back and they were unable to mount a threat.
Quotable: “I was pleased with the way our kids played. We had hadn’t played well the last two weeks, but they did a good job tonight and played hard.” — Floyd coach Rafael Roybal.
Fort Sumner 19, Jal 8
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