Hounds stopped in overtime

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The numbers were staggering — 1,183 yards of offense, 103 points, 14 touchdowns — and an overtime. After all that, a record 22,993 fans left Kimbrough Memorial Stadium after seeing West Texas A&M beat Eastern New Mexico 52-51 in overtime. After the Buffaloes scored in their first […]

Sept. 28 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FORMER ENMU FOOTBALL COACH Bud Elliott, hospitalized after suffering a broken left leg and a collapsed lung in a fall at his home earlier this month, is beginning to make progress, wife Kathy said Wednesday. The 73-year-old Elliott went from Lubbock Heart Hospital to Plains Regional Medical Center a couple […]

Hounds win with special teams

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anything for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both squads. He […]

Hounds start division play

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Two weeks ago, things weren’t looking too good for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. The Greyhounds were coming off solid spankings at the hands of Central Arkansas (51-0) and Southeastern Oklahoma (28-12), and their streak of seven consecutive winning seasons appeared in jeopardy. Now the Hounds have won twice […]

South Division off to fast start

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers IF THE CROSSOVER GAMES are in any way indicative, the South Division would appear to be far stronger than the North this season in Lone Star Conference football. The South, playing at home on Saturday, improved to 15-3 against their counterparts with a six-game sweep — and that was with […]

Hounds at an early crossroads

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the rest […]

ENMU Football Notes, Sept. 15

The health of former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott has significantly improvement since being hospitalized last week following a fall at home. Elliott has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room at Lubbock Heart Hospital. The Sept. 7 fall resulted in two broken bones in his lower left […]

Defense stays strong for football squad

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — For the second year in a row, struggling Southwestern Oklahoma provided just the tonic needed by the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Quarterback Michael Benton ran for one touchdown and threw a pair of scoring passes to Derrick Hunter and the defense was in control throughout as the Greyhounds […]

Hounds drop to 0-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was within a couple of extra points at halftime. It took one snap for Southeastern Oklahoma to break away when play resumed. Sophomore quarterback Kolby Williams hit senior wide receiver Jeremie Berry on a 62-yard scoring bomb on the first play of the […]

Hounds look to bounce back

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Ray Richards took over the Southeastern Oklahoma football program in April, but he was hardly new to the school. A native of Illinois, Richards spent 10 seasons as the Savages’ defensive coordinator (1989-98). He returns to the Durant, Okla., school after four years as head coach at Division II Southwest […]