Hagerman 56, Fort Sumner 0
Records: Fort Sumner 6-3 (2-1 District 2-1A), Hagerman 8-1 (4-0).
Difference-makers: Issac Bejarano rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns for the Bobcats. He also completed 6-of-11 passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns.
Of note: The Bobcats scored five touchdowns in the second quarter to open a 42-0 halftime lead. Hagerman’s Paul Sanchez intercepted a Fort Sumner pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. … Fort Sumner’s leading rusher was Skylar McMath, who carried 13 times for 50 yards. … Despite the loss, the four-time 1A state champion Foxes are guaranteed a second-place district finish and a berth in the playoffs.
Melrose 62, Logan 6
Records: Melrose 9-0 (2-0 8-man District 4), Logan 7-2 (1-1).
Difference: Melrose scored the game’s first 38 points.
Difference-makers: Melrose, Clint Barnard ran for three touchdowns and passed for another while Hayden Huber scored on a 90-yard punt return. Logan, Blake Strack ran for a 20-yard score.
Of note: Melrose has won 22 straight games.
Quotable: “We kind of spread them out and took advantage of our speed,” Melrose coach Dickie Royal said. “We ran the spread offense more than we have all season.
Farwell 35, Smyer 6
Records: Smyer 3-5 (2-1 District 5-1A), Farwell 3-5 (1-2).
Difference: The Steers erupted for three second-quarter touchdowns to turn a 7-0 lead into a 28-0 margin at halftime.
Difference-makers: RB Colby Read rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns and caught an 88-yard TD pass from QB Landry Actkinson. Actkinson scored the other touchdown on a 1-yard run late in the half.
Of note: Actkinson went 8-for-10 passing for 151 yards. Lincoln Devault caught four of the passes for 47 yards and also went 5-for-5 on PAT kicks.
Bovina 63, Claude 0
Records: Claude 0-8 (0-3 District 3-1A), Bovina 6-2 (2-1).
Difference: Bovina held Claude to 39 yards and forced eight turnovers.
Difference-makers: Bovina, Desmond Fox ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns.
Of note: D.J. Hancock returned a fumble 22 yards for Bovina’s final score.
Muleshoe 34, Childress 26
Records: Muleshoe 8-0 (2-0 District 2-2A), Childress 3-5 (1-1).
Difference: The Mules built a 21-6 lead midway through the third quarter and managed to extend their winning streak to 23 games despite a relatively sluggish performance.
Difference-makers: Isaac Baca rushed for three touchdowns and 137 yards on only eight carries. Senior QB Jared Skipworth threw for 155 yards, including TD passes to Adrian Muniz and Ryan Deleon.
Of note: The Mules host Dimmitt next week, then figure to be playing for the district title on Nov. 6 when they play at Friona.
Hondo 68, Elida 20
Records: Elida 3-4, Hondo 7-1
Records: Hondo 7-1 (2-0 6-man District 2), Elida 3-4 (1-2).
Of note: All three Elida touchdowns were scored in the first half. All three were scored on Shane Mitchell to Jordyn Tivis pass plays of 25, 16 and 10 yards. Elida was hurt by injuries — losing three starters this week — and showed up against the reigning state champions Hondo with just 10 players suited.
“It’s just our second season,” Tigers coach Ralph Gawehn said. “ We’re still learning, still building.”
Quotable: “We knew it was going to be tough. We showed up and we had 10 guys and they had 16. We went blow-for-blow, touchdown-to-touchdown right in the beginning. But the boys just got kind of tired and came up way short in the end.” — Gawehn