Bovina 7, Texico 0
Records: Texico 1-1, Bovina 1-1
Impact: Bovina ends Texico’s 25-game winning streak
Difference: Michael Ortiz threw a 19-yard TD pass to James Lara with 4:38 left after Bovina recovered a fumble at the Texico 35.
Difference makers: Junior defensive lineman spearheaded a Bovina defense that held Texico to 30 yards, including no rushing yards and Trent Quintana added a last-second interception.
By the numbers: Bovina overcame six turnovers, including five fumbles
Quotable: The defense hasd played real well two weeks in a row. But the offense it not where it needs to be.” — Bovina coach Kent Torbert.
Fort Sumner 43, Capitan 0
Records: Fort Sumner 2-0, Capitan 0-2
Impact: Fort Sumner will likely increase its lead atop the Associated Press Class 1A poll.
Difference makers: Fort Sumner, Ryan Fikany rushed for more than 250 yards and three touchdowns and Derek Dimitroff threw for two scores.
By the numbers: Fort Sumner posted its second-straight shutout
Quotable: “We started off a little sluggish. But we were finally able put a few drives together and get it going.” — Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel.
Dimmitt 6, Farwell 0
Records: Dimmitt 1-1, Farwell 1-1
Difference maker: Jordan Bell’s 10-yard interception return accounted for the game’s only score.
By the numbers: Alex Olmos led the Steers with 48 yards on a long reception late in the second quarter. Matthew Edwards rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries.
Quotable: “I think we need to work on taking care of the football and not wasting plays on penalties,” Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said. “(On) a lot of (long) third downs, we put ourselves in bad positions in penalties.”
Next: Friday, home opener against Friona.