Senior Richard Canales of the Fort Sumner Foxes (3-1) is brought down by senior Brent Wells of the Cloudcroft Bears (3-0). (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez)
Texico 34, Eunice 13
Records: Texico 2-2, Eunice 1-4.
Impact: The Wolverines, who went 12-0 en route to Class 1A state championships in 2003 and 2004, snapped a two-game losing streak.
Difference: Texico outscored the Cardinals 27-0 in the second half, pulling away with three touochdowns in the final quarter.
Difference makers: Justin Garrison’s 49-yard run put the Wolverines ahead early in the third quarter. Eddie Segovia added TD runs of 5 and 20 yards in the final period.
By the numbers: 4 — extra points kicked by Segovia, a Bovina transfer, in five attempts.
Cloudcroft 21, Fort Sumner 18
Records: Cloudcroft 4-0, Fort Sumner 3-2.
Impact: In a battle of the top two teams in Class 1A, the second-ranked Bears rallied for 21 points in the final 10 minutes to erase an 18-0 deficit.
Difference: The Bears got a PAT kick from Cory Wells and a 2-point converions pass from Aaron Capps to Clay Scott. Meantime, the Foxes went 0-for-3 on PAT tries.
Difference makers: Capps rushed for 59 yards, mostly in the second half, while going 5-for-11 for 61 yards passing. Justin Merrick caught three passes for 36 yards, including two TDs from Capps.
By the numbers: 8 — passes intercepted in the game, four by each side.
Melrose 82, Logan 52
Records: Melrose 5-0 (1-0 six-man District 3), Logan 2-2 (0-1).
Impact: The Buffaloes steamrolled perhaps their toughest challenger in the district.
Difference: Melrose scored 30 points in the second quarter to open a 46-30 halftime advantage.
Difference makers: Senior Carlos Ruiz ran for six touchdowns and threw for another for Melrose, while quarterback Brock Graham ran for a score and delivered three TD passes — two to Cedar Rush.
By the numbers: 272 — total yardage for Ruiz on his six scoring runs.
Floyd 55, Clovis Christian 28
Records: Floyd 3-2 (1-0 six-man District 3), Clovis Christian 2-3 (0-1).
Impact: The Broncos won the district opener for both teams at Jim Hill Field.
Difference: Floyd held CCS scoreless in the first quarter while building a 14-point lead which it never relinquished.
Difference makers: Floyd senior Brad Lee ran for three touchdowns, threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jason Martinez and caught a 66-yard scoring pass from Kyle Kropf. Kropf also returned a kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown for the Broncos. … Ryan Boatman caught two scoring passes from Dustin Handley for the Eagles, Handley also ran 42 yards for a touchdown and Tyler Shipman returned a fumble recovery 46 yards for a TD.
By the numbers: 4 — touchdowns scored in a span of 1 minute, 46 seconds (two by each team) from late in the first quarter to early in the second.
Floydada 34, Farwell 0
Records: Floydada 1-3, Farwell 1-4.
Impact: The Whirlwinds got on the board with a victory while handing the Steers their fourth consecutive loss in Farwell’s homecoming game.
Difference: Floydada erupted for 20 points in the final five minutes of the first half, breaking open a 7-0 game.
Difference makers: The Whirlwinds had a pair of 100-yard rushers in quarterback Payte Beedy (131 yards on 12 carries) and running back Jacob Reddy (128 on 17). Reddy scored three touchdowns while both of Beedy’s completions went for scores, including one to Reddy.
By the numbers: 1 — average yards per carry for Farwell (28 yards on 27 carries).
Quotable: “We kind of came together and jelled a little bit (in the second half). … We played a good (first) quarter and a half.” — Farwell coach Jacob Thompson.
Muleshoe 31, Lockney 6
Records: Muleshoe 5-0, Lockney 2-3.
Impact: The Mules continued their early-season roll, blanking the Longhorns through the first three quarters.
Difference: Muleshoe led just 3-0 before pushing over three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the first half.
Difference makers: Senior Brady Black rushed for 100 yards and scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter. … Junior quarterback Brant Hamilton threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns, and added another 72 yards rushing with a score.
By the numbers: 9 — players who had at least one carry for Lockney. Only two players finished with more than 17 yards for the Longhorns.