Football results from Oct. 19, 2012
Not all of Friday’s three high school football games played in Valencia County were blowouts.
However, all three games were District 6-4A wins for the home teams. Los Lunas and Belen ended their games early by mercy rule, with the Tigers beating Grants 50-0 and Belen defeating Gallup 53-0, respectively.
Valencia won its second consecutive game, beating Miyamura, 35-22.
With the Grants defense packing in to stop the run, Los Lunas (7-0 overall, 2-0 in 6-4A) took to the air. Quarterback Chris Wisneski completed 8-of-15 passes for 285 yards, including four for touchdowns.
Jalen Chavez caught a 65-yard score. Chris Sanchez had a career night, catching TD passes from Wisneski of 55, 34 and 50 yards.
Wisneski added a 26-yard scoring run, and Chavez scored on 38-yard scamper as part of his 80 rushing yards. The game ended late in the third quarter when the Tigers’ Jacob Holland returned an interception 55 yards for a score, and Collin Keeton made a 35-yard extra point, following a penalty.
Belen (5-2, 1-1) had no trouble scoring, either. The Eagles got great field position and moved the ball at will, getting two first-half touchdown runs from Xavier Armijo and two more from Wyatt Robinson.
Chris Peralta and Trenton Barba scored on second-half runs, and Manuel Romero recovered a fumble in the end zone. The Eagles rushed for 266 yards, led by 106 from Armijo, and Peralta completed 3-of-7 passes for 76 yards.
C.J. Newey scored on an exciting 85-yard punt return in the second quarter. The Eagles led 34-0 at the half.
Kaitlyn D’Arcangeli, of the BHS girls soccer team, made her debut as an Eagle placekicker, converting 5-of-8 extra-point kicks.
Valencia High sophomore tailback Josh Burbank ran for 208 yards and three scores as the Jaguars made the Homecoming crowd happy with a win.
The Jaguars (2-5) are now 2-0 in District 6-4A with two straight wins. Miyamura (2-5) falls to 2-0 in district play.
The Patriots tied the game at 22-all on Aaron Saucedo’s 43-yard touchdown run with 9:59 left in the game. Valencia countered with a 22-yard touchdown run from Burbank.
Miyamura was driving to try to tie the game when Santiago Ibuado intercepted the ball at the Jags 45-yard line and ran it all the way to the Patriot nine. Burbank found paydirt on the next play to put the game away with just 1:45 left.
Los Lunas travels to play on the road against Gallup on Thursday, Oct. 25 in a 7 p.m. game. The following night, Belen goes to Gallup to play Miyamura and Valencia is at Grants
Look for more football coverage in the Wednesday, Oct. 31 issue of the News-Bulletin.