Area football summaries

CNJ staff Friday Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams. James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by […]

New era at Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers sports writer Mario Martinez may be small in stature, but he’s left some big shoes to fill at Fort Sumner High School. Martinez took a job as boys associate athletic director with the New Mexico Activities Association in Albuquerque this summer after 12 successful years as the Foxes’ athletic director, […]