Lee, Rush pace North in six-man win

Freedom Newspapers

RUIDOSO — Floyd’s Brad Lee returned a pass interception 20 yards for a touchdown Friday night to help the North All-Stars beat the South 67-36 in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association six-man all-star football game, played at Ruidoso High School.

The North jumped out to a 43-20 halftime lead and coasted to the victory as Logan’s Drew Perez and Josh Franco led an offense that compiled 284 total yards. Franco rushed for three touchdowns and threw for one, while Perez tossed three TD passes.

Melrose’s Cedar Rush scored four touchdowns — one rushing and three receiving, two on passes from Perez and one from Franco — and finished with 52 yards rushing and 60 receiving. Franco earned MVP honors for the game.

NMHSCA six-man all-star game

Friday at Ruidoso

North 67, South 36

North 20 23 6 18 — 67

South 8 12 8 8 — 36

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

N — Cedar Rush 16 pass from Drew Perez (kick fail), 8:06

S — Alberto Arrieta 55 pass from Josh Elwell (Obie Palacios kick), 6:36

N — Josh Franco 12 run (kick fail), 3:40

N — Rush 23 pass from Franco (Saul Acosta kick), 1:40

Second Quarter

N — Josh Archuleta 21 pass from Perez (Acosta kick), 6:48.

N — Brad Lee 20 interception return (Acosta pass to Lee), 4:22

S — Leo Gonzales 40 interception return (kick fail), 2:09

N — Rush 7 pass from Perez (Acosta kick), 1:12

S — Joey Snyder 49 pass from Elwell (kick blocked), :11

Third Quarter

S — Jackson 61 pass from Snyder (Palacios kick), 8:23

N — Rush 8 run (pass fail), 4:50

Fourth Quarter

N — Franco 25 run (kick blocked), 5:33

N — Franco 11 run (kick blocked), 3:16

N — Azan Chavez 37 pass from Brock Graham (kick fail), 1:09

S — Alberto Castro 5 pass from Elwell (Palacios kick), :11

Game Statistics

North South

First Downs 12 12

Rushes-yards 24-153 24-40

Passing yards 131 350

Comp-Att-Int 7-15-3 20-38-3

Total Offense 284 390

Punts-avg. 2-28 1-42

Penalties-yards 8-50 3-20

Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-1

Individual Statistics

Rushing: North, Josh Franco 8-60, Cedar Rush 10-52, Drew Perez 4-24, Justin Lockmiller 1-18, Brock Graham 1-(minus-1). South, Joey Snyder 8-27, Alberto Arrieta 2-12, Cole Jackson 4-5, Alberto Castro 4-3, Josh Elwell 5-(minus-3), Logan Henderson 1-(minus-4).

Passing: North, Perez 4-10-3, 57; Franco 2-2-0, 37; Graham 1-1-0 37. South, Elwell 7-15-2, 243; Snyder 10-19-1, 104; Jackson 2-2-0, 3.

Receiving: North, Rush 4-60, Azan Chavez 1-37, Josh Archuleta 2-34. South, Jackson 2-109, Snyder 2-90, Arrieta 2-78, Elwell 5-27, Teka Salcido 1-22, Logan Henderson 5-12, Manuel Salcido 1-7, Castro 1-5, Tyler Lengstorf 1-0.