Floyd 76, Roy 64
• Records: Floyd 1-4, Roy 1-5
• Difference: The Broncos, who had to drop from 8-man to 6-man before the season started due to lack of numbers, opened a 49-24 halftime lead before hanging on late.
• Difference-makers: Floyd, senior WR/RB/CB Colby Rogers rushed 14 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns and caught five passes for 146 yards and four scores, while also being involved in 19 tackles on defense. Senior QB/S W.T. Whitecotton carried seven times for 88 yards, completed 17-of-19 passes for 188 yards and six TDs, returned a kickoff 63 yards for a touchdown and had two interceptions and nine tackles on defense, including running down a Roy ballcarrier from behind at the 1 as time expired in the half. Freshman WR Cole Rine had five catches for 88 yards and two TDs.
• Quotable: “I didn’t feel any lead was safe until we took a knee (in the final minute). We just had to keep responding, and W.T. did a great job of controlling the second half. I was very proud of our kids.” — Broncos coach Steve Foust.
Fort Sumner 33, Escalante 32
• Records: Fort Sumner 4-3, Escalante 5-2
• Difference: After Escalante scored in overtime to go up 32-26, Aaron Romo ran 10 yards for a touchdown on Fort Sumner’s first play and Jesus Soto kicked the extra point to give the Foxes, ranked fifth in Class 1A, the road win over the second-ranked Lobos.
• Of note: Fort Sumner coach Matt Moyer said both teams went for 2-point conversions throughout the game. Soto tried to win it on a 30-yard field goal with six seconds in regulation, but missed wide left. “We gave him another chance (in the OT),” Moyer said.
Farwell 33, Bovina 6
• Records: Farwell 4-3 (1-0 District 3-1A Division II), Bovina 1-5 (0-1)
• Difference: The Steers compiled 359 yards on the ground and held Bovina to 215 total yards, blanking the Mustangs after the first quarter.
• Difference-makers: Farwell, senior RB Dillon Kirkland carried 24 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore RB Adrian Aleman added 21 carries for 134 yards and two scores as the Steers snapped a three-game losing streak. Bovina, senior RB Alejandro Guevara tallied 137 yards on 21 carries and scored the Mustangs’ touchdown on a 56-yard run.
Muleshoe 60, Friona 7
• Records: Friona 0-6 (0-1 District 1-2A Divison I), Muleshoe 3-3 (1-0)
• Difference: Muleshoe scored on senior Austin Ross’ 62-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage, then piled up 50 points in the middle two quarters.
• Difference-makers: Ross finished with 83 yards rushing on just three carries and caught three passes for 44 yards. Sophomore QB Danny Campos completed 24-of-32 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Senior PK Ignacio Elizalde successfully booted 7-of-8 PATs and also had a 32-yard, first-quarter field goal.
— CMI staff