Muleshoe 35, Friona 0
Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1
Difference: Brady Black scored twice for Muleshoe in a 21-point second quarter.
Difference makers: Junior Brant Hamilton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and senior Brady Black rushed for 130 yards and three scores.
By the numbers: Nine Mules caught passes, led by Caleb Heinrich with three catches for 77 yards and a score.
Next: Muleshoe at Sanford-Fritch on Friday.
Texico 33, Smyer 6
Records: Texico 1-0, Smyer 0-1
Impact: The Wolverines never trailed in the season-opener for both teams.
Difference: Texico’s defense forced eight turnovers, including six fumbles and Kyle Tietz’s interception return for a touchdown.
Difference makers: Offensive linemen Zack Morgan, Aaron Vaughan, Ethan McDaniel and Michael Johnson opened holes for Texico runners all night as they produced 259 yards rushing.
By the numbers: Justin Garrison rushed 120 yards and scored a touchdown for Texico.
Quote: “The offensive line did a great job,” Texico coach Mike Prokop said.
Fort Sumner 48, Hagerman 0
Records: Fort Sumner 1-0, Hagerman, 0-1
Difference: Fort Sumner outgained Hagerman 397 to 32 on the ground
Difference makers: Fort Sumner, Derek Dimitroff rushed for 153 yards and Jeremy Guana scored three touchdowns. Hagerman, Jacob Aguilar rushed for 32 yards.
By numbers: Five Foxes rushed for 38 or more yards.
Next: Fort Sumner at Capitan in Friday
Farwell 13, Plains
Records: Farwell 1-0, Plains 0-1.
Difference: The Farwell defense forced six Cowboy turnovers.
Difference-maker: Matthew Edwards rushed for both Farwell touchdowns.
By the numbers: The Steers failed to complete a pass, but ran for 172 yards.
Next: Farwell at Dimmitt on Friday
Melrose 50, Gateway Christian 28
Records: Gateway Christian 0-1, Melrose 1-0
Difference: The Buffaloes jumped out to a 36-0 halftime lead.
Difference-maker: Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz scored touchdown on offense, defense, and special teams for Melrose.
By the numbers: Melrose QB Brock Graham threw three
touchdowns to Cedar Rush in the
Next: Melrose at Mountainair on Saturday.
Morton 9, Bovina 7
Records: Bovina 0-1, Morton 1-0
Difference: Morton was able to stay fresh after an electrical problem delayed the start of the second half for an hour and a half.
By the numbers: Morton was able to overcome 150 yards in penalties.
Next: Bovina at Texico on Friday
— Freedom Newspapers