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Friday area prep football briefs


CLOVIS CHRISTIAN 77, ALBUQUERQUE EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 6 — In a battle of “Eagles,” Clovis Christian’s soared while leaving Evangel Christian in the dust in a game at Jim Hill Field.

CCS (1-1) scored on every offensive possession, and added touchdowns on a 15-yard fumble return by Robert Montanez, a 72-yard punt return by Matthew Young and a 63-yard interception return by Sean Sena. The game ended at halftime on the NMAA’s 45-point lead rule which goes into effect at that point.

Eight players scored touchdowns for Clovis Christian, including two each by Sena, Montanez and Dustin Handley. Chris Mitchell completed 7 of 8 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns, while Hastings went 2 for 4 for 26 yards and a pair of scores.

CCS, which lost at six-man No. 1-ranked Tatum 50-0 in its opener, rolled up 337 yards and held Evangel to minus-14 rushing and 100 yards of net offense. Evangel’s only TD came on a 52-yard pass play from Josh Carrillo to Casey Thompson late in the first quarter.

FARWELL 50, SMYER 0 — At Farwell, the Steers celebrated Homecoming by pulling away steadily over the final three quarters to improve to 3-0 for the season.

Junior Hugo Vazquez scored three touchdowns, including two in the second quarter to break open what had been a 2-0 game to that point.

Farwell broke it wide open with four touchdowns in the third quarter, scored by four different players. Vazquez then capped it with a 15-yard touchdown run on the first play of the final period.

Vazquez finished with 142 yards rushing on 17 carries. Meantime, the Steers held the Bobcats (0-2) to just 87 total yards and no completions on five passes.

SHALLOWATER 52, MULESHOE 29 — At Muleshoe, Shallowater quarterback Eric Morris threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as the Mustangs (2-1) cruised past Muleshoe, outgaining the Mules for the game 543-330.

Shallowater led 22-14 after a wild first quarter, then blanked the Mules (1-2) over the next two stanzas to build a 31-point cushion.

For Muleshoe, quarterback Landon Sheets ran for one touchdown and threw scoring passes of 60 and 70 yards to Juan Reyes. Brian King scored the final Mules touchdown on a 3-yard run with 28 seconds left.


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