Led by junior Mario Posada, Texico sophomore running back Edgardo Meza heads around the corner on a 16-yard touchdown run in Friday’s 50-15 win over Capitan in Texico.
MELROSE 54, SPRINGER 14
Impact: The Buffaloes moved over the .500 mark for the season, scoring 30 points in the second quarter.
Records: Melrose 4-3, Springer 2-5.
Difference-makers: Sophomore quarterback Clint Barnard ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more for the Buffaloes, who turned an 8-0 lead into a 38-14 margin with four touchdowns in a span of 10 minutes in the second period.
Of note: Junior Call Barnard, Clint’s brother, added touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards in the second period, tacking on 2-point conversion runs after both.
Quotable: “Our kids played hard. We executed well on offense, and our defense is startting to take a lot of pride in the way they hit.” — Buffs coach Dickie Roybal.
FORT SUMNER 35, LOVING 0
Impact: The Foxes broke the game open with a 22-point second quarter.
Records: Loving 1-6, Fort Sumner 6-1.
Difference: Fort Sumner outgained the Falcons 409-112, holding them to less than 1 yard per carry for the game.
Difference-makers: Junior Berry Stinnett ran for two touchdowns and 131 yards on 13 carries, and threw a 66-yard TD pass to junior Laremy Simmons. Another junior, Anthony Griffin, rushed for 132 yards, including a 50-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Of note: The Foxes played without senior running back-linebacker Cass Dimitroff, who sustained a broken hand in warmups on Sept. 21 at Santa Rosa but had played with the injury protected the last three weeks. He had surgery on the injury on Tuesday, and could be back in action in a couple of weeks.
MULESHOE 43, TULIA 6
Impact: The visiting Mules stayed perfect in District 2-2A.
Records: Muleshoe 6-1 (3-0), Tulia 2-4 (1-1).
Difference-makers: Garrett Riley threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Victor Vasquez returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown to make the score 29-0 and capped the scoring with a 22-yard run.
Close, but no shutout: The Mules had a shutout until the final 2:16, but Tulia’s Darren McCaslin ended the bid with a 3-yard run.
TEXICO 50, CAPITAN 15
Impact: The Wolverines scored early and often, running their winning streak to six games.
Records: Capitan 3-4, Texico 6-1.
Difference: Texico piled up 300 yards rushing and held the Tigers scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
Difference-makers: Sophomore RB Edgardo Meza amassed 207 yards on 11 carries, scoring three TDs — one on a 41-yard interception return in the first quarter. Mario Posada and Brett Anderson added two touchdowns apiece for the Wolverines.
Quotable: “We’ve just got to keep getting better. Hopefully by next week when we face Santa Rosa (in their District 2-2A opener), we’ll be ready to go.” — Wolverines coach Mike Prokop.
FARWELL 34, CLAUDE 18
Impact: The Steers broke into the win column in their District 4-1A opener.
Records: Claude 1-5 (0-1), Farwell 1-5 (1-0).
Difference: Farwell scored twice in the first quarter for a lead it would not relinquish.
Difference-makers: The Steers had three backs with more than 70 yards rushing, led by Roper Ledbetter with 100 yards on 10 carries, including a 66-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Ramon Quezada ran for 93 yards and Danny Brown added 71 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown run less than 2 1/2 minutes into the contest.