Goddard rides big first half to beat Portales

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Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Goddard Rockets jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead behind a strong running game, and held off a late Portales rally en route to a 21-13 win Friday at Greyhound Stadium. Despite the loss, Portales head coach Andy Correll said the Rams (1-3) played well, especially against […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

Northeastern steamrolls Hounds in opener

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Mosier named Rams’ starting QB

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Since seventh grade, Chris Mosier always imagined himself as the starting quarterback for the Portales Rams. Now, he can stop imagining. On Monday, Rams head coach Andy Correll announced the junior will lead the Rams offense for the rest of the 2006 season. “(Chris) has a good strong arm, […]

Lee, Rush pace North in six-man win

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Floyd’s Brad Lee returned a pass interception 20 yards for a touchdown Friday night to help the North All-Stars beat the South 67-36 in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association six-man all-star football game, played at Ruidoso High School. The North jumped out to a 43-20 halftime lead and coasted […]

Silver team wins ENMU spring game

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had just put the Green squad ahead with a 78-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Green & Silver spring game at Leon Williams Stadium. […]

Manzano coach: Clovis’ talent is better

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering him […]

Hunter, White earn Cactus Bowl spots

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Seniors Derrick Hunter and Corey White have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the West squad in the 2006 Cactus Bowl all-star football game, scheduled for a 5:35 p.m. (MST) kickoff on Jan. 6 at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hunter led the Greyhounds in receiving in each of his […]

Clovis prepares for football state finals

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Field of Dreams. Once they got into halftime with a tie, though, the Wildcats never looked back. Juniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews each […]

Clovis romps into Class 5A semifinals

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano 49-14 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. “We were hitting ‘em well, we were moving the ball, we were stopping them on ‘D,’ but […]