High School Football Scores, Recaps and Rundown for Week 3
Football Friday Night week three is in the books, featuring some lopsided games and a few surprises. District 1-6A kicked off action last night, while 5A and 4A continued to play out their respective non-district seasons.
Let's jump into the final scores, weekly podcast and recaps from several games across town:
Pebble Hills too much for Eastwood, 40-22
By Steve Escajeda
Quarterback Gael Ochoa’s two touchdown passes and touchdown run helped lead the Pebble Hills Spartans to a convincing 40-22 victory over the Eastwood Troopers.
Ochoa completed 15 of his 21 passes for 211 yards and scored the Spartans' first touchdown on a 1-yard run. It was the District 1-6A opener for both teams and improved Pebble Hills’ overall record to 3-0 while the Troopers fell to 1-2. Also having a big game for Pebble Hills was receiver Marcus Torres, who caught eight passes for 107 yards and a score.
Eastwood quarterback Evan Minjares, who threw for over 400 yards and seven touchdowns against Las Cruces the week before, struggled against the Spartans, completing only 14 of his 35 passes for 198 yards and four interceptions.
Pebble Hills will take on El Dorado (2-1) Thursday at the SAC, while Eastwood has a bye.
Riverside remains unbeaten in 42-14 win at Jefferson
By Adrian Broaddus
In a matchup of unbeatens, Riverside was able to prove themselves as the better foe in a 42-14 victory against Jefferson.
Riverside's Angel "Speedy" Munoz lived up to the hype as he totaled three touchdowns, rushed for 145 yards (six carries) and completed 6-of-9 passes for 139 yards. Running back Jose Guardado carried the ball 14 times for 112 yards and a 58-yard receiving touchdown. Rangers middle linebacker also recorded a 62-yard strip and score.
Jefferson was led by running back Miguel Rubio, who carried the ball 26 times for 181 yards and a 41-yard touchdown. ATH Roman Gomez also returned a 78-yard kickoff for a touchdown.
Up next, the Rangers travel to Alamogordo, while the Silver Foxes take on their rivals in Bowie.
Eastlake slows down El Dorado, 24-10
By Steve Escajeda
The Eastlake Falcons’ stifling defense held the previously undefeated El Dorado Aztecs to just 184 yards of total offense in a methodical 24-10 victory in the District 1-6A opener for both teams.
Eastlake (2-1) was led by sophomore quarterback Luke Lomeli, who threw for 209 yards and a touchdown. He also led the team in rushing with 62 yards and another score.
Lomeli’s touchdown pass went to Isai Perea, who ended the night with eight catches for 150 yards.
El Dorado’s (2-1) emerging star running back, freshman Ryan Estrada, who came into the contest averaging 159 yards rushing in his first two varsity starts, was held to just 45 yards on 10 carries by an Eastlake defense that is allowing just 12 points a game.
Eastlake travels to the west side next Friday to take on Coronado (0-1 in district, 1-2 overall), while El Dorado faces Pebble Hills (1-0, 3-0) Thursday at the SAC.
Del Valle conquers Andress 44-13
By Brandon Cohn
Del Valle controlled the game's pace from start to finish en route to an impressive victory at Allan Sepkowitz Field over Andress on Friday night. The game was tied at 7-7 in the first quarter when one play changed the momentum of the contest.
Canutillo Dominates Austin, 35 - 0
By Jaime Chavez