Area prep football capsule – Oct. 25

Clovis Christian (2-5, 0-2) at Dora (7-0, 2-0) (6-man District 1)

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Last week: Dora won a shootout at Hondo 65-52, while Clovis Christian lost at home to defending 6-man state champion Lake Arthur 55-0.

Of note: The Eagles won the 2010 state 6-man title and lost to Lake Arthur in last year's finals. They are rebuilding under first-year coach Corey Robinson. … The six-team 6-man playoffs begin next week. Dora is the likely top seed and, as such, would get a first-round bye. … The Coyotes expect to be without some key players, one due to another school commitment and two others because of ankle injuries sustained at Hondo.

Dora coach Mason McBee: "We're not going to overlook them. I have enough respect for these teams and these coaches that we'll show up to play. We'll just have to stay focused and try to stay healthy."

Floyd/Elida (1-6, 0-2)at Melrose (0-7, 0-3) (8-man District 2)

When: 7 p.m. today

Last week: The Broncos lost to defending 8-man champion Gateway Christian 48-0 at Roswell, although they played well at times. The Buffaloes, who are rebuilding after winning three consecutive 8-man titles and then losing at Gateway in last year's finals, also had a fairly good showing in a 54-32 loss at Tatum.

Of note: The game was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Floyd, but because of conflicts with other activities it was moved to tonight at Melrose. The teams will flip-flop home dates, with the Buffs playing at Floyd next season. … The Broncos put together a 15-play drive that resulted in no points to start last week's game. Gateway eventually broke a scoreless tie with 28 points in the second period and 14 in the third.

Floyd/Elida coach Steve Foust: "You're looking at two programs that are struggling with numbers right now. We expect coach Dickie (Roybal, of Melrose) to attack us with a lot of blitzes (on defense). I think it's going to be a great game."

— Clovis Media Inc.

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