Floyd has answers for Clovis Christian

Freedom Newspapers

CLOVIS — When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday night against Floyd, the Broncos seemed to have every answer.

Brad Lee ran for two touchdowns, threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Jason Martinez and caught a pair of TD tosses from Kyle Kropf as Floyd won its six-man District 3 opener from the Eagles 55-28 at Jim Hill Field.

Leading 6-0 late in the first quarter, Lee scored on a 4-yard run to set off a string of four touchdowns in less than two minutes. When the smoke cleared, Floyd (3-2) led 27-14.
Clovis Christian (2-3) never got any closer the rest of the way.

“They played a great game,” CCS coach Greg Darden said of the Broncos. “They just ran the ball down our throats.
“We had a lot of missed tackles and those type of things, but I can’t take anything away from Floyd.”

Lee’s touchdown pass put the Broncos on the board midway through the opening period. He also had a 6-yard TD run in the third quarter, then helped Floyd put the game out of reach with TD receptions of 1 yard and 66 yards from Kropf in the final period.

“It was kind of sloppy, but it was a good win for us,” said Floyd coach Rafael Roybal, whose team dressed only nine players for the varsity. “Our kids were doing some good things tonight.

“We’re getting a little better every week.”

Ryan Boatman, returning from an injury, caught touchdown passes of 28 and 42 yards from Dustin Handley. Handley added a 42-yard TD run late in the game, and sophomore Tyler Shipman returned a fumble 46 yards for a score late in the third period.

Portales wins JV tourney
The Portales junior varsity won the eight-team junior varsity tournament played this weekend at Portales High School.

The team improved to 5-5 on the season with the weekend, ended with a 20-25, 25-22, 15-7 win over Roswell in the title match. Portales also posted victories over Portales freshmen (25-13, 25-15) and Hobbs (25-21, 21-25, 15-11).
Texico defeated Hobbs for third place.

The PHS freshmen ended up in seventh place with a 25-18, 25-17 win over Dora.