Three area small-school football teams were awarded postseason berths by the NMAA over the weekend, but all will have to wait a week to get into action.
In Class 2A, the Texico Wolverines (5-4) were seeded fifth and travel to fourth-seeded Estancia in a 7 p.m. quarterfinal game on Nov. 12. Since the 2A playoffs have been reduced from 12 to eight teams this season, this week is now open for 2A squads.
Semifinals will be the weekend of Nov. 19-20, with the championship game to be played the weekend of Nov. 26-27.
Fort Sumner (9-1) earned the No. 2 seed in Class 1A, as did two-time defending champion Melrose (7-2) in 8-man. Both have byes this week in six-team brackets.
The Foxes will host either No. 6 Capitan or No. 3 Escalante, who meet this weekend, in a semifinal game. Meantime, Melrose awaits the winner of this weekend’s clash between No. 6 Menaul and No. 3 Gateway Christian.
The Foxes and Buffaloes have beaten both potential opponents during the regular season. No. 1 Hagerman plays either fourth-seeded Mesilla Valley or No. 5 McCurdy in a 1A semifinal, while top-seeded Mountainair will take on either No. 4 Logan or No. 5 Reserve in the other 8-man semifinal.
Championship games in both divisions will be played the weekend of Nov. 19-20.
In 6-man, top-ranked and untested Clovis Christian hosts fourth-seeded Hondo in a 7 p.m. semifinal on Friday at Jim Hill Field. The Eagles (8-0) have beaten everyone else in the 6-man field except Valley Christian, which lost a 92-74 first-round shootout at Hondo on Saturday.
The championship game is set for the weekend of Nov. 12-13.