Sunday, October 7, 2012

Quick Hits, Week 6 - Lea Co. Football

Clayton Jones/News-Sun
Hobbs' Brandon Amaya runs after catching a
pass against Alamogordo on Friday.
  With Lovington and Tatum off this week, only three Lea County teams were in action with Eunice coming away with a much-needed statement win while Hobbs and Jal both felt the sting of defeat.
  – The Hobbs football team couldn't put all phases of the game together at the same time as the Eagles lost an important Class 5A matchup to Alamogordo 34-14 (I'm working on video highlights from game). Hobbs' defense played well in the first half but couldn't get a stop in the second half while the Eagles' offense sputtered in the first half (67 yards, no points) but scored touchdowns on two of its three possessions in the second half. At 1-5, Hobbs has a lot of work to do if it wants to even sniff the playoffs and that work begins this week against Lea County foe Lovington.
  – The Eunice football team used a 29-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Greg Mitchell to tie the game in the third quarter and scored 20 unanswered points to beat previously undefeated Tucumcari 26-14 on the road Friday. The Cardinals got 106 yards and a touchdown rushing and 41 yards and a touchdown passing from junior quarterback Eric Leyva to catapult Eunice to a much-needed victory and even its record at 3-3.
  – The Jal football team ran into a very tough Carlsbad JV as the Panthers lost 33-0 Saturday evening in Carlsbad. The Panthers (2-4) had just 138 yards of offense and couldn't crack the Cavemen's defense. It's going to be a short week for Jal as it travels to play the Hobbs JV on Thursday at Watson Stadium.