Trailing 15-14 early in the fourth quarter, Moriarty erupted for three touchdowns in the final 8 minutes to beat Grants 34-15 on the road last Friday and claim the District 5-5A crown. Allen Michel scored three touchdowns rushing, while Elijah Tapia and Nick Young each chipped in a TD for the Pintos.
Estancia’s Moises Anaya had two touchdowns rushing in the Bears’ 53-0 victory last Friday over Cuba.
Mountainair’s Amber Lajeunesse and Taylor Gikas placed first and second, respectively, with four other Lady Mustangs finishing in the top-10 to help the girls cross country team claim the District 2-1A/2A title last Saturday at Jemez Valley.
Mountainair’s boys team took second place.
Mountainair volleyball won its eighth consecutive match with a 3-0 sweep over Menaul last Thursday at home.
Mountainair football won its final game of the season last Friday at Menaul, 24-14.
Manzano football lost 40-21 last Friday at home to Eldorado.
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