Manzano High School football remains the only undefeated Class 6A team in the state. The top-ranked Monarchs built a 21-0 lead and fended off a late rally in last Friday’s 28-21 victory over district-rival La Cueva at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque. Manzano’s record is now 7-0.

Moriarty’s Franklin Rea scored a hat trick with three goals and Lucas Shirley chipped in two as the boys soccer team rolled to a 7-1 district victory last Saturday at Ruidoso. Wyatt Jones and Jordan Horoschak also added goals.

Moriarty’s girls squad lost 4-1 Saturday at Hope Christian. Both Moriarty soccer squads played Bosque School Tuesday after The Independent went to print.

East Mountain boys soccer beat Desert Academy 4-0 last Saturday in Santa Fe.

Mountainair football experienced its first loss of the season last Friday with a 58-8 defeat to visiting Melrose.