Friday area prep football roundup
Published: Saturday, October 18th, 2003
FORT SUMNER 54, McCURDY 0 — At Fort Sumner, sophomore Ryan Fikany and senior Jameson West had big games and the Foxes did all their scoring in the final 21 minutes of the half to turn the District 2-1A opener for both teams into a blowout. McCurdy (5-3) came into the game ranked second in Class 1A, one notch ahead of Fort Sumner (6-2). But the Bobcats were simply no match for the two-time defending state champion Foxes. Fikany caught touchdown passes of 30 and 37 yards from Jameson West, and also scored on runs of 3 and 11 yards. Meantime, West added touchdown runs of 1 and 11 yards and scored on a 50-yard interception return. Sophomore Derek Dimitroff got Fort Sumner’s final points on a 2-yard run in the last minute of the half. Dimitroff finished with 12 carries for 110 yards. Fort Sumner outgained McCurdy 358-42, piling up 272 yards on the ground and holding the Bobcats to minus-6 yards on two pass completions. “We were obviously pleased with the way our kids played,” Fort Sumner coach Mario Martinez said. “Basically, everybody played well. It was a good team effort.” Jeremy Hughes led McCurdy with 11 carries for 76 yards. BOVINA 23, SPRINGLAKE-EARTH 8 — At Earth, Texas, senior halfback Matthew Villarreal scored on a pair of 2-yard runs in the second quarter — his only carries of the night — to lead the Mustangs to victory in District 4-1A. Senior quarterback Curt Bills pulled the Wolverines (0-6, 0-2) back to 15-8 with a 7-yard TD run and a two-point conversion run early in the final quarter. But the Mustangs (6-2, 2-0) countered on a 15-yard TD pass from Jeff Casas to Jonathan Chisom with about five minutes left. “We played well,” Bovina coach Kent Torbert said. “They were keying on Jonathan, so we had to find something else to do. We let Jeff run with it and we let Jeff throw it.” Casas completed 7 of 14 passes for 151 yards, including three to Villarreal for 87 yards, and also rushed 18 times for 70 yards. Chisom finished with 110 yards rushing on 20 carries. Meantime, the Bovina defense made life miserable for the dangerous Bills, allowing him to complete just 5 of 21 passes for 72 yards and holding the Wolverines to a net of 87 total yards. “We were all over their quarterback,” Torbert said. “He’s a good athlete, but our kids stepped up and got after him pretty good.” BROWNFIELD 22, MULESHOE 15 — At Brownfield, Texas, Mason Becker’s 1-yard run and a conversion pass from Andrew Sides to Trent Sellers with 3:12 left in the game rallied the host Cubs to their first win of the season in a District 2-3A contest. Muleshoe (2-5, 0-2 district) took a 15-14 halftime lead on touchdown runs of 7 yards by Danny Bonilla and 6 yards by Juan Reyes, but the Mules were held off the board in the second half by the Cubs (1-6, 1-1). Sellers caught a 55-yard pass from Sides and Becker returned a Muleshoe fumble 70 yards for first-quarter touchdowns for Brownfield. The Cubs got within a point at halftime when they sacked Muleshoe quarterback Landon Sheets for a safety in the final minute of the half. Sophomore Brady Black led Muleshoe with 82 yards rushing on 17 carries. The game was nearly even statistically, but the Mules turned the ball over four times to just one for Brownfield.
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