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Friday area football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18

Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0)

Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point in their last three games.

Difference-makers: Texico, sophomore Mason Golden rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and also returned an interception 42 yards for a score, the latter putting the Wolverines ahead 18-6 early in the fourth quarter. Sophomore QB Lance Myers scored Texico’s first TD, on a 1-yard run late in the first quarter. Dexter, juunior QB Dominic Lomeli scored on a short run late in the first period and threw a go-ahead, 51-yard TD pass to junionr Mario Contreras with 4:41 to go. Dexter also scored on a 41-yard run by senior RB Jonathan Moore early in the final period, adding a PAT kick to pull to 18-13.

Quotable: “We played a lot better than we have the last few weeks. We’re having to play a little catchup here at the end. Hopefully, we can give ourselves a chance to be in the playoffs.” — Texico coach Ryan Autrey.

Hagerman 58, Fort Sumner 35

Records: Hagerman 7-1 (1-0 District 2-2A, Fort Sumner 4-5 (0-1)

Difference: The Bobcats, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, ran only 29 plays from scrimmage to 85 for Fort Sumner — including 79 rushing plays for 404 yards. Six of Hagerman’s touchdowns were for 48 yards or more, including kickoff returns of 70 and 85 yards by Michael Veloz.

Difference-makers: Hagerman, Veloz scored five touchdowns altogether, rushing for 92 yards and two TDs on only three carries and catching a 15-yard pass from QB Alejandro Ramos. Fort Sumner, senior QB Garrett Hisel rushed for 211 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries while sophomore Brett Marshall, converted from G to RB because of numerouos Foxes injuries in the backfield, compiled 190 yards on 37 carries and scored three times.

Melrose 66, Dora 14

Records: Dora 5-4 (0-2 8-man District 4), Melrose 7-1 (2-0)

Difference: Cade Barnard’s 43 yard TD run made the score 24-0 late in the first. The Buffaloes added 14 more in the second quarter as Wyatt Williams had a three yard TD run and Rowdy Allen scored on a 7-yard run.

Difference-makers: Roddy Allen had three TDs and Sterling Sena had two TDs including a 42 yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

Farwell 26, Vega 7

Records: Farwell 7-1 (3-0 District 2-2A Division II), Vega 5-3 (1-1)

Difference: Farwell continued to roll in district play, holding Vega to six first downs and 110 total yards and shuting out the Longhorns over the final three quarters.

Difference-makers: Senior RB Adrian Aleman rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns. QB J.J. Herrera went 11-for-21 through the air for 136 yards while senior WR Curt Langford caught six passes for 93 yards, including a 19-yard TD catch for the game’s first score.

Springlake-Earth 41, Bovina 35

Records: Springlake-Earth 6-2 (2-0 District 2-2A Division II), Bovina 5-4 (0-3)

Difference: Senior RB Ethan Duncan scored his fourth touchdown of the game on a 6-yard run with 4:39 left, breaking a tie and lifting the Wolverines to victory over the Mustangs. Duncan finished with 177 yards on 20 carries.

Difference-makers: Bovina, senior QB Joe Casas rushed for 127 yaqrds and two touchdowns and completed 14-of-22 passes for 195 yars and two scores. Senior WR Bernabe DeLaCruz caught eight passes for 142 yards, including a 61-yard TD toss from Casas in the first quarter.

Muleshoe 44, Childress 14

Records: Muleshoe 5-3 (3-0 District 1-3A Division I), Childress 3-5 (1-2)

Difference: The Mules blanked Childress in the second half after falling behind 14-13 in the final second of the first half.

Difference-makers: Keagan Gonzales ran for touchdowns of 35, 13 and two yards and threw TD passes of 10 yards to Saul Sanzhez and 31 yards to Christian Perez. Braden Bessire had a 70-yard punt return for the Mules, who held the Bobcats to 18 rushing yards.

— Staff reports

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