Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 5-7 • Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38) • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except […]

Pigskin preview: Farwell coach expects another district dogfight

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 6-4 • Coach: Taylor Read (2nd year, 6-4) • Returning starters (offense): 6 • Returning starters (defense): 6 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, the Steers lost to Wellington 22-14 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: Farwell lost out to Bovina for the third and final […]

Pigskin preview: Dora eyes another run despite youth

6-man District 2 • 2012 record: 8-1 • Coach: Mason McBee (3rd year, 14-4) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 2 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 44-24 in the state 6-man semifinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Coyotes open the season at home on Friday against Hondo in […]

Pigskin preview: Longhorns expect to be competitive in district

8-man District 1 • 2012 record: 8-4 • Coach: Kene Terry (third year, 10-13). • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tatum in semifinals 28-24. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Wesley Gudgell, Jr. , WR/CB/LB; Tyler Mehl, Sr., DB/RB; Wyatt Strand, Jr., QB/WR/S; Christopher Roberts, Sr., […]

Pigskin preview: Foxes return trio of playmakers

District 1-2A • 2012 record: 4-6 • Coach: Matt Moyer (6th year, 43-15) • Returning starters (offense): 5 • Returning starters (defense): 5 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Capitan 20-6 in the Class 1A quarterfinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Foxes are going for their 21st consecutive playoff berth. They won five […]

Pigskin preview: Broncos forced to drop to six-man

6-man Independent • 2012 record: 2-7 • Coach: Steve Foust (2nd year, 2-7) • Returning starters (offense): 3 • Returning starters (defense): 3 • Things 2 look 4: The Broncos played 8-man football last year and struggled with numbers despite co-opting with Elida. This year, there are seven players for a scrambled-together six-game schedule, and […]

Pigskin preview: Buffaloes ready to return to 8-man elite

8-man District 2 • 2012 record: 1-8 • Coach: Dickie Roybal (17th year, 133-50) • Returning starters (offense): 8 • Returning starters (defense): 8 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Gateway Christian 40-32 in the 8-man state finals. • Things 2 look 4: Two players from Clovis Christian will be on the 15-man roster, […]

Pigskin preview: Muleshoe ‘starting from scratch’

District 1-2A • 2012 record: 9-3 • Coach: David Wood (18th year, 148-54) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 1 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mules lost to Eastland 48-34 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mules, who won a Class 2A Division I state title […]

Pigskin preview: Wolverines might take lumps early

District 2-2A • 2012 record: 9-2 • Coach: Ryan Autrey (4th year, 34-11) • Returning starters (offense): 3 • Returning starters (defense): 3 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tularosa 26-21 in the Class 2A semifinals. • Things 2 look 4: Texico won state championships in 2004, 2005 and 2008. The Wolverines have been […]

Pigskin preview: Young Rattlers need to step up

By Thomas Garcia Clovis Media Inc. tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Tucumcari second-year coach Wayne Ferguson said he will have a young team this fall. Ferguson said the team graduated several starters from last year’s 8-4 team that finished third in the district and lost to Hatch Valley in the second round of of the Class 2A playoffs The […]