Dora 64, San Jon 12
Records: Dora 7-2 (2-1 6-man District 1), San Jon 4-4 (1-2).
Difference: Dora cruised in the battle of “Coyotes” in a game that ended at halftime on the 50-point mercy rule.
Difference-makers: Dora, junior J.J. Tarango scored four touchdowns for Dora, three on passes from junior QB Eddie Arzate and another on a 40-yard interception return. Arzate threw for more than 100 yards and four touchdowns, the other to senior Jestin Watson, and also ran for three scores and more than 100 yards. Watson had a 60-yard kickoff return for a score, while eighth-grader Zach Dewbre added a pass interception.
Of note: Dora recovered three onside kicks. … Dora expects to find out its playoff fate tonight. The Coyotes are likely to draw a No. 3 seed and play a home game next weekend, probably on Saturday and likely against either Animas or San Jon.
Quotable: “We executed very well on offense today. They have some athletes at San Jon, but we just executed very well.” — Dora coach Mason McBee.
Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0
Records: Fort Sumner 4-4 (0-1 District 2-1A), Hagerman 9-0 (2-0).
Difference: The Bobcats, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, scored four times in the final seven minutes of the first half to open a 40-0 lead. The game ended on the 50-point mercy rule with just under nine minutes left in the final period.
Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, Michael Giannini rushed 21 times for 66 yards. Hagerman, sophomore Isaiah Bejarano ran for the Bobcats’ first three touchdowns, including a 65-yard run on the game’s first-play from scriummage and a 98-yard run on the first play after Hagerman held the Foxes on downs at the Bobcats’ 2. He finished with 217 yards rushing on eight carries, and also had a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Junior QB Alejandro Ramos threw for two touchdowns, and senior Jessie Rodriguez had a 55-yard interception return for a score.
Of note: Hagerman clinched the district title with the win. … The Bobcats, who have two wins by forfeit, posted their fifth shutout of the season. They’ve scored 40 or more points five times.
Sudan 14, Farwell 13
Records: Farwell 5-4 (2-1 District 3-1A Division II), Sudan 4-4 (1-1).
Difference: Sudan QB Stephen Schovasja scored on a 1-yard run and Edgar Nunez added the PAT kick with 26 seconds left to give the Hornets the victory.
Difference-makers: Farwell, Dillon Kirkland rushed 18 times for 80 yards while Adrian Aleman added 19 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Angel Graxiola caught a 29-yard TD pass from QB J.J. Herrera, giving the Steers a 13-7 lead in the third quarter.
Of note: Farwell outgained the Hornets 273-232. … Both teams averaged 4.3 yards per rushing attempt, both had two turnovers and both finished with seven penalties for 55 yards.
Bovina 41, Morton 0
Records: Bovina 2-5 (1-1 District 3-1A Division II), Morton 2-7 (0-3).
Difference: The Mustangs took control early and held the Indians to 85 total yards for the game.
Difference-makers: Senior RB Alejandro Guevara rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries for the Mustangs. Junior Bernabe DeLa Cruz added 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Of note: Bovina broke a four-game losing streak while Morton’s losing streak was extended to five. … The Mustangs compiled 427 yards of offense, all but 30 of it coming on the ground.
Muleshoe 55, Dimmitt 0
Records: Muleshoe 4-4 (2-1 District 1-2A Division I), Dimmitt 1-7 (0-3).
— CMI staff