Area Football Roundup


Area Football Roundup

By George Morse Sports and Outdoors

While Escalante High School continues to roll, defeating Pojoaque Valley High School 55-0 Sept. 15 in Tierra Amarilla to improve to 4-0 on the season, other local high schools struggled last week.


McCurdy Charter School is still looking for its first win of the season after losing to Tularosa High School 48-6 Sept. 16 at McCurdy. The game started well for the Bobcats, who took the opening kickoff and scored on their first drive of the game. Ernesto Martinez scored on a 30-yard run to give McCurdy a 6-0 lead.

McCurdy quarterback Ernesto Martinez scored the Bobcats’ only touchdown in a 48-6 loss to Tularosa High School Sept.16 at McCurdy.Photo by George Morse for the Valley Daily Post

It was all Tularosa after that. The Wildcats scored 48 unanswered points to lead 48-6 at halftime. Tularosa emptied its bench in the second half and neither team scored. The Bobcats fell to 0-4 on the season and host defending Class 2A state champion Lordsburg High School Saturday (9/23) at McCurdy.

McCurdy’s Raul Arroyo carries the ball against Tularosa High School in the Bobcats’ 48-6 loss to the Wildcats Sept. 16 at McCurdy.Photo by George Morse for the Valley Daily Post


Espanola Valley

Espanola Valley High School traveled to Moriarty High School Sept. 15 and received a rude welcome. The Fighting Pintos showed no mercy on the Sundevils, taking a 62-7. Moriarty led 36-0 at halftime and 49-0 after three quarters.

Espanola managed to score in the fourth quarter to avert the shutout. Moriarty added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to end the game under 50-point mercy rule. Espanola fell to 2-2 on the season. The Sundevils travel to Miyamura High School Friday (9/22) to face the Patriots. Miyamura defeated Capital High School 44-14 Sept. 15 in Santa Fe. The Patriots are 3-0 on the season.