Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The defense picked up the Greyhounds in the third quarter. ENMU rode a fast start and timely plays to a 55-20 Lone Star Conference North win over Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium, keeping the Hounds alive for a [...]

Hounds entertain Savage Storm

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Dave Wagner If nothing else, the Southeastern Oklahoma football team is battle-tested. The Savage Storm, playing its sixth consecutive Lone Star Conference North Division game at 2 p.m. today against Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, has seen the previous five contests decided by seven points or less. Included were overtime wins over Southwestern [...]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind [...]

ACU thumps Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Not many football games are decided by the opening coin flip, but it turned out to be an important factor in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover between Eastern New Mexico University and fourth-ranked Abilene Christian. The Wildcats won the flip, but instead of taking the ball or deferring their choice [...]

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have to play their best game of the season today to hang with the fourth-ranked Wildcats in a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover tilt at Blackwater Draw. “We [...]

Hounds’ defense garners rest

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s 49-31 Lone Star Conference North Division win over Central Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium provided Eastern New Mexico University’s defense with something it hasn’t had often had this season — rest on the sidelines. The Greyhounds (3-3, 2-1 North), averaging around 23 minutes a game in time of possession, controlled [...]

Hounds defeat Central Oklahoma

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team played close to a perfect second half Saturday. The fast-paced “air raid” offense played more ball-control and finished drives while the defense — enjoying unusually long respites on the sideline, chipped in with four interceptions — three by senior cornerback Tillman Stevens — in [...]

Blackwater Draw sacred ground for me

Clyde Davis This is to mention all of the people, by name, who gathered at Juanito’s on Thursday night to celebrate Don David’s birthday. Just kidding. Those are people who are perpetually concerned that their names will turn up in this column. The fact that Don David is now 35 is not the subject of [...]

Hounds unable to overcome mistakes

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Coach Mark Ribaudo knows the Eastern New Mexico University offense will make mistakes. After all, the Greyhounds try to play at as fast a pace as possible, in part to keep opponents on their heels. “We play a high-risk, high-reward offense,” Ribaudo said. “That’s what we’ve chosen to do. Unless [...]

Freshmen may help Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University freshman wide receiver Greg Scott was used to running a no-huddle offense in high school at San Antonio Stevens. After about a week, he’s trying to adapt to the Greyhounds’ high-octane attack. “It’s a lot faster,” Scott said after the Hounds went through a two-hour scrimmage [...]