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San Jon/Grady closes regular season with victory

 

October 24, 2018



San Jon/Grady on Friday closed its regular season of six-man football with a 45-26 district victory at Floyd.

The victorious Coyotes, which moved up Sunday in the state rankings from eighth to seventh in six-man football, will go on the road Friday to face Springer/Maxwell (6-3) in the state quarterfinals in Springer, according to San Jon school officials. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Springer/Maxwell is seeded fourth in the tournament; San Jon / Grady is seeded fifth. The Devils defeated Roy/Mosquero 51-0 on Friday and corraled the Coyotes 70-34 on Sept. 28.

The winner of that game faces top seed Animas (8-0), which has a first-round bye, on Nov. 2 or 3. The state championship game is Nov. 10.

The Coyotes, who improved to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in district play, snapped a three-game losing streak Friday. Floyd fell to 2-5, 1-3.

San Jon/Grady held a 32-26 lead in the third quarter over Floyd, then scored 13 unanswered points to salt the game away. The Coyotes threw for five touchdown passes during the contest.

Tatum 49, Logan 26

Tatum stormed to an early lead and held on to defeat host Logan 49-26 during a district matchup Friday in eight-man football.

Tatum coach Gary Richardson’s team led 23-0 early in the second quarter.

“Hats off to coach Richardson and his Tatum staff on scouting us out,” Logan coach Chase Disney said. “We weren’t ready to play in the first quarter. They came out and hit us hard in the mouth.”

Logan fell to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district play. Tatum improved to 6-2, 3-1.

Kyle Knight led the Longhorns with 98 yards on 19 carries and went 9-for-15 passing for 85 yards and a touchdown. Knight has 1,638 yards rushing on the season.

Chase Earle, Jantzen Paris and Park Strong scored rushing TDs for Logan.

Logan suffered 13 penalties for 125 yards.

“Penalties cost us another game,” Disney said. “We are playing very well, but as long as we have penalties, they can cost you a touchdown and the momentum, if not both.”

Logan travels to Roswell to play Gateway Christian at 7 p.m. Friday for the regular-season finale.

Fort Sumner 54, Clayton 12

Unbeaten Fort Sumner, which has a cooperative agreement with House Municipal Schools, continued its winning ways with a 54-12 district triumph Friday night over Clayton.

The third-ranked Foxes (8-0 overall, 2-0 in district) led just 21-12 at halftime but scored 33 unanswered points to leave no doubt of the game’s outcome.

Clayton fell to 0-7, 0-2.

The Foxes face a big clash at home against second-ranked Santa Rosa (6-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

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