Area football preview: High Expectations

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano rushed for more than 1,800 yards last year. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner Dexter McDaniel has moved over one spot on the Fort Sumner sidelines this season, and he knows he has some big shoes to fill. Still, the longtime Foxes assistant said things have gone reasonably well as […]

Farwell returns plenty

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Farwell assistant coach Doug Boyd gets a ride on the blocking sled during Tuesday’s practice. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Rick White Most of Farwell’s players got a good taste of the Class 1A football playoffs last fall, and the Steers are anxious to build on that success. Only four seniors graduated from last […]

Mules look to rebound from opening loss

By Dave Wagner MULESHOE — The Muleshoe Mules didn’t get off to the kind of start they’d hoped for Friday night. The smaller, quicker Mules held a bigger Seminole team in relative check most of the way, but couldn’t break through on any of their own handful of scoring opportunities in absorbing a 7-0 homefield […]

Clovis hopes to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger doesn’t want to just settle for making the playoffs, he’s more interested in winning the district crown. The Cats (14-9, 6-3 district) enter the weekend tied for the district lead with Carlsbad (15-7, 6-3), but the Cavemen hold the tiebreaker after taking two of three in games in […]