Area prep football preview capsules — Oct. 11

Lake Arthur (5-0, 0-0 6-man District 1) at Dora (5-1, 1-0)

• When: 3 p.m. Saturday

• Last year: The Coyotes, then ranked second in 6-man, beat the top-ranked Panthers 63-34 at Lake Arthur.

• Last week: Lake Arthur’s last game was a 58-6 home win over Floyd on Sept. 27. The Panthers beat Reserve 71-6 on Saturday at Dora.

• Of note: Dora is No. 3 in 6-man behind top-ranked Lake Arthur and No. 2 Hondo. The Coyotes’ only loss was to Hondo in the season opener. “If we win, I feel that could put us in the No. 1 spot,” Coyotes coach Mason McBee said. … The top two teams get a bye in the six-team, 6-man playoffs. …The Panthers’ top player is probably senior RB/LB Miguel Rubio. “He’ll get the ball about 90 percent of the time,” McBee said. … The Coyotes are near full strength, McBee said, after missing some key players through the early part of the season.

Floyd (0-4) at Roy (1-4)

• When: 6 p.m. today

• Last year: Teams did not meet

• Last week: The Broncos lost at San Jon 26-19. The Longhorns haven’t played since a 75-31 loss at Vaughn on Sept. 20, and had to forfeit a game at Dora the following week.

• Of note: The undermanned Broncos, eight strong at best, played their most competitive game so far at San Jon. “It was a good game; the kids played hard,” coach Steve Foust said. “A couple of penalties hurt us.” … Foust said freshman TE Adrian Alvarez (knee) is questionable this week. … Roy, whose only win was a 111-93 shootout with New Mexico School for the Deaf, has also struggled with numbers and the Broncos think they can compete. “They’re excited,” Foust said of his players. “Roy has a proud football tradition; they’ve won a lot of championships. It should be a good, competitive game.”

 

— CMI staff

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