Estancia’s Adam Lujan scored four touchdowns as the Bears rolled to a 50-0 rout last Friday at Laguna-Acoma. The Bears finished the regular season undefeated for the first time since 1978 earning the top seed and a first-round bye in the Class 3A playoffs.

After finishing its football season with an 8-2 record, Moriarty received the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Class 5A state playoffs, its highest seeding since 2006.

Manzano’s Marcus Gutierrez, a Sandia Park resident, scored a 5-yard touchdown in the first-quarter of last Thursday’s 21-0 victory over La Cueva. The Monarchs finished with a 6-4 record and received the No. 8 seed in the Class 6A state playoffs. They’ll host the No. 9 Sandia Matadors Friday at Wilson Stadium.

Three area high schools made it to the state volleyball tournament that kicks off Thursday: Mountainair received the No. 5 seed in Class 2A; Moriarty the No. 9 seed in Class 5A; and Estancia No. 11 in Class 3A.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.