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Logan triumphs over Mesilla Valley Christian

 

October 17, 2018

Ron Warnick

Logan quarterback Kyle Knight takes the ball upfield as Mesilla Valley Christian defender Michael Johnson tries to slow him by grabbing a fistful of jersey. Mesilla Valley teammate Matthew Norman runs in to assist during an eight-man football game Friday night at Logan.

LOGAN - Kyle Knight proved to be a one-man wrecking crew Friday against Mesilla Valley Christian by rushing for 305 yards and five touchdowns in 25 carries and making two interceptions during a 62-7 eight-man district football victory for Logan.

Knight scored on runs of 29, 47, 1, 23 and 61 yards during the evening. He might have amassed more yardage but suffered a bruised neck early in the fourth quarter and was taken out of the game. The injury appeared minor; he walked off the field and was laughing with teammates on the sidelines.

"Kyle has been playing 110 percent," Logan coach Chase Disney said. "That's why he's No. 3 in the state in rushing yards in all classes."

In all, Logan totaled 528 yards in offense - almost all on the ground. Jantzen Paris, Jordan Evans, Chase Hittson and Nick Brown also scored rushing touchdowns.

As dominating was the defense by the Longhorns (4-4 overall, 2-1 in district). They allowed just 95 yards in total offense. Logan forced four turnovers (including the two interceptions by Knight), and a parade of Sonblazer passers went a miserable 2-for-24 in the air.

"Their coach did a really good job preparing for us and figuring out what we were trying to do," Mesilla Valley coach Juan Salas said. "I'm a spread offense guy; I like to throw the ball. You live and die by the spread."

Disney said his team has played better defense in recent weeks.

"We'd did a better job with reading assignments that we installed in week one," he said. "Also, this Monday, we put a lot of pass schemes in."

The Sonblazers (1-6, 0-3) might have known it would be a long day when their bus broke down amid a seven-hour journey. The school rounded up a second bus, but the team arrived at Logan minutes before the scheduled kickoff. To allow the Sonblazers time to dress and warm up, the game started almost 30 minutes late.

The Longhorns jumped to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 34-7 advantage at halftime.

Mesilla Christian avoided a shutout with a well-executed hook-and-ladder pass play from Caleb Gohrick to Noah Coyle for a 48-yard touchdown in the second period.

Logan hosts Tatum (5-2, 2-1) for a district game at 7 p.m. Friday.

Elida 67, San Jon / Grady 20

Elida, ranked No. 2 in six-man football, lived up to its billing by overwhelming San Jon / Grady 67-20 during a district game Saturday.

The Tigers (7-1 overall, 4-0 in district) grabbed leads of 27-14 at halftime and 54-20 in the third quarter, thanks to 21 unanswered points during the latter.

The Coyotes dropped to 3-4 overall, 1-2 in district. They play a district game at Floyd (2-4, 1-3) at 3 p.m. Friday.

Fort Sumner 24, Texico 8

Undefeated Fort Sumner had its semi-competitive game in weeks during a 24-8 district victory Friday over Texico.

Fort Sumner quarterback Jude Segura threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as his team (7-0, 1-0 in district) jumped to a 24-0 lead. The Foxes, ranked third in Class A, have a cooperative agreement with House Municipal Schools and include three players from there on their roster.

Texico (2-6, 0-1) got on the scoreboard when Gabe Dickerman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Issac Ortiz midway through the fourth quarter.

Fort Sumner travels to Clayton (0-6) for a district game at 7 p.m. Friday.

Tucumcari bye week

The Tucumcari football team had the week off. Its next game is its first district matchup at Rattler Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday against Tularosa (3-4).

 
 

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