Area prep football capsules

CNJ staff

Melrose 62, Mountainair 36
Melrose 2-0, Mountainair 1-1
Difference: The Buffaloes started and finished the game strong, outscoring Mountainair 22-8 in the first quarter and 20-0 in the fourth.
Difference makers: Carlos Ruiz found the end zone five times, running for four touchdowns and throwing for another.
By the numbers: Melrose has outscored its opponents 112-64 in the first two games of the season.

Late Friday
Muleshoe 13, Sanford-Fritch 0
Muleshoe 2-0, Sanford-Fritch 1-1
Difference: The Mules were able move the ball efficiently, rushing for 196 yards and getting 18 first downs.
Difference makers: Brady Blacks rushed for 127 yards and both Muleshoe touchdowns.
By the numbers: The Mules have pitched a shutout in their first two games of the season.