Area football summaries

CNJ staff

Friday
Melrose 54, Hondo 6

Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams.

James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by the state’s 45-point mercy rule.

Melrose 26 28 — 54
Hondo 6 0 — 6

Scoring summary

First quarter
M — Carlos Ruiz 4-yard run (Koy Speer kick), 6:25
M — Ruiz 8-yard run (Speer kick), 5:56
H — Chavez 51-yard run (kick blocked), 4:51
M — Peter Rush 37-yard pass from James Walker (Speer kick), 4:00
M — Safety, Speer sacked Hondo quarterback in end zone, 2:59

Second quarter
M — Ruiz 3-yard run (kick failed), 8:03
M — Adam Hairgrove 23-yard run (Speer kick), 7:13
M — Hairgrove 4-yard run (kick failed), 4:39
M — Ruiz 52-yard pass from Walker (Speer kick), 2:03

Records — Melrose 1-0, Hondo 0-1

Ft. Sumner 46, Hagerman 6
HAGERMAN — Ryan Fikany and Derek Dimitroff each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as Fort Sumner started a new era Friday with a 46-6 win over Hagerman.

The Foxes piled up 381 yards and forced five turnovers to give Dexter McDaniel a win in his first game as head coach.
McDaniel replaced longtime coach Mario Martinez, who led the Foxes to five Class 1A state titles.

In addition to scoring runs of 74 and 2 yards, Fikany returned an interception 58 yards for a TD.

Dimitroff scored on runs of 33 and 1 yard.

Fort Sumner 14 19 6 7 — 46
Hagerman 0 6 0 0 — 6

Scoring summary

First quarter
FS — Ryan Fikany 74-yard run (Adrian Collaso kick), 8:00.
FS — Fikany 58-yard interception return (Collaso kick), 5:15

Second quarter
FS — Fikany 2-yard run (kick blocked), 5:15
H — Daniel Arp 14-yard pass from Jacob Aguilar (kick blocked), 7:35
FS — Derek Dimitroff 1-yard run (Callaso kick), 5:22
FS — Richard canales 20-yard run (pass failed), 2:43

Third quarter
FS — Dimitroff 33-yard run (kick failed), 9:27

Fourth quarter
FS — Jeremy Gauna 13-yard run (Collaso kick), 11:53.

Team statistics
FS Hag

First downs 17 8
Rushes-yards 308 33
Passing yards 73 72
Total yards 381 105
Comp-att-int 3-6-0 7-19-2
Punting 1-31 5-29.2
Fumbles-lost 4-2 8-3
Penalties-yards 3-25 11-85

Individual statistics
RUSHING — Fort Sumner, Ryan Fikany 11-129, Derek Dimitroff 14-108, Cass Dimitroff 3-(-1), Richard Canales 5-44, Jeremy Gauna 4-16, Adrian Collaso 3-10. Hagerman, Jacob Aguilar 8-(-3), R.J. Dunnahoo 7-12, Allen Pilley 6-5, Richie Bejarano 9-27, Kade Lucero 2-(-8).

PASSING — Fort Sumner, D. Dimitroff 1-2013-0, C. Dimitroff 2-4-60-0. Hagerman, Aguilar 6-15-67-2, Dunnahoo 1-4-5-0.

RECEIVING — Fort Sumner, Gauna 2-53, Fikany 1-13. Hagerman, Josh Courtney 2-29, Daniel Arp 3-30, Dunnahoo 1-13, Pilley 1-0.

RECORDS — Fort Sumner 1-0, Hagerman 0-1.

Muleshoe 24, Friona 0
FRIONA — Brady Black rushed for 132 yards and Brant Hamilton scored twice, leading Muleshoe to a 24-0 win over Friona on Friday in a battle between longtime rivals.

Muleshoe dominated the game, outgaining Friona 400-127 while forcing four Chieftain turnovers.

Black scored on a 68-yard run in an 18-point second quarter.
Hamilton, who completed 7 of 15 passes for 74 yards, had the only score of the second half on an 18-yard run.

Tyler Wood had four catches for 54 yards for the Mules.

Muleshoe 0 18 6 0 — 24
Friona 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring summary

Second quarter
M — Danny Bonilla 5-yard run (pass failed), 10:07
M — Brady Black 68-yard run (pass failed), 6:15
M — Brant Hamilton 1-yard run (kick failed), :49

Third quarter
M — Hamilton 18-yard run (pass failed), 3:15

Team statistics

Mul Fri
First downs 16 5
Rushes-yards 45-279 26-79
Passing yards 121 48
Total yards 400 127
Comp-att-int 11-20-0 5-11-1
Punting 1-40 5-39.6
Fumbles-lost 2-2 4-3
Penalties-yards 12-100 7-49

Individual statistics
RUSHING — Muleshoe, Brady Black 9-132, Brant Hamilton 11-55, Juan Reyes 11-68, Danny Bonilla 7-19, Logan Caddell 3-10, Irvin Lewis 1-2, Jared Flores 2-2, Caleb Heinrich 1-0. Friona, Rudy Gonzales 1-(-1), Derek Fairweather 8-24, Freddie Reyes 6-9, Sergio Saenz 4-17, Jacob Hoon 5-36, Pedro Ramos 2-4.

PASSING — Muleshoe, Hamilton 7-15-74-0, Caddell 4-5-47-0. Friona Fairweather 5-10-48-1.

RECEIVING — Muleshoe, Tyler Wood 4-58, Reyes 2-14, Tyler Sheets 1-11, Joel Salcido 2-30, Lewis 1-12, Heinrich 1-(-4).

Records — Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1

Morton 34, Bovina 6

BOVINA — A fast start and quarterback Calvin Johnson powered Morton to a 34-6 win over Bovina on Friday in a Class 1A contest.

Johnson, a 6-3 senior who signed to play basketball at Texas Tech, ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in the first quarter as the Indians raced out to a 28-0 lead.

Johnson added a third TD pass before halftime.

Senior quarterback Jeff Casas scored for Bovina in the fourth quarter on a 36-yard run.

Morton 28 6 0 0 — 34
Bovina 0 0 0 6 — 6

Scoring summary

First quarter
M — Brandon Eubanks 35-yard pass from Calvin Johnson (2PAT pass good)
M — James Cornish 18-yard pass from Johnson (2PAT pass good)
M — Johnson 32-yard run (kick failed)
M — Johnson 26-yard run (kick failed)

Second quarter
M — Cornish 6-yard pass from Johnson (kick failed)

Fourth quarter
B — Jeff Casas 36-yard run (kick failed)

Team statistics
Mor Bov

First downs 11 7
Rushing yards 156 144
Passing yards 120 26
Total yards 276 170

Records — Morton 1-0, Bovina 0-1

Saturday

Portales 29, W. Las Vegas 21

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas.

Rutherford threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Carter and 5 yards to sophomore Mario Salazar, the latter giving the Rams a 14-7 lead after a two-point conversion run by Carter.
That set off a stretch of five touchdowns over the final nine minutes, including three in a span of 35 seconds.

The Rams struggled for most of the game. They moved inside the West Las Vegas 10 on their first three possessions, but fumbled the ball away once and turned it over on downs the other two times.

West Las Vegas carried a 7-6 lead into the intermission.

Portales 0 6 0 23 — 29
W. Las Vegas 0 7 0 14 — 21

Scoring summary

Second quarter
WLV — Chris Tafoya 18-yard pass from Anthony Lucero (Thomas Gonzales kick), 6:34
P — Chris Carter 1-yard pass from Tyler Rutherford (kick failed), 1:27
Fourth quarter
P — Mario Salazar 5-yard pass from Rutherford (Chris Carter run), 9:00
WLV — Lucero 64-yard run (run failed), 8:42
P — Carter 90-yard kickoff return (Carter run), 8:26
WLV — Lucero 1-yard run (Matthew Cordova pass from Lucero), 1:02
P — Rutherford 57-yard run (Rutherford run), :45

Records — Portales 1-0, West Las Vegas 0-1.