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Roswell dominates Alamogordo on the road, 56-21

Roswell’s Jasia Reese breaks open a 7-7 tie with a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown. (Diana Carrasco Photo)

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Last week, the Coyotes beat themselves. Losing an early turnover, three consecutive flags and being scored on in the first quarter. However, despite their problems during the first quarter, and throughout the rest of the game, Roswell showed the resolve and almost beat Artesia, at Artesia.

Playing Artesia, ranked No.3 team according to on Max Preps.  Roswell held them to a one-point win, 36-35. Roswell head coach Jeff Lynn vehemently protested the two-point conversion because he believed the tight end moved and that Artesia would not have scored if the penalty had been called.

After last week’s game, the Coyotes are 6-2 overall. They went into the first district game ranked No.2 and that didn’t change.

Tonight, Roswell headed to Alamogordo to play No.14-ranked Alamogordo. Both teams come into this game 0-1 in district play, while Alamogordo was 1-7 overall. In this game, Coyote coach Lynn was not allowed to coach after being suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association. Filling in admirably for him was defensive coordinator Arturo Bolanos

The Tigers won the toss and opted to kick.

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Valenzuela was sacked and fumbled the ball, Alamogordo recovered and ran for a first down.

Alamogordo ran for a touchdown, and the PAT was good, as they lead Alamogordo, 7-0.

Coyotes’ Ethan Valenzuela ran 15 yards for a touchdown, Joel Sanchez added the PAT tying the score at 7-7.

Jasia Reese returned the punt for a 70-yard touchdown. Sanchez added the PAT for a score of 14-7 as the Coyotes lead at the end of the first quarter.

For the first play of the second quarter, Joel Sanchez made a 37-yard touchdown. PAT was good bringing the score to 21-7, Roswell.

Alamogordo ran for a touchdown and the PAT was good, with the Tigers still trailing at 21-14, Roswell.

Xavier Gonzales ran the ball 5 yards for a touchdown but the play was called back and Roswell was brought back to the 10-yard line. Justin Carrasco ran wide for a 10-yard touchdown and with a good PAT, the score was 28-14, Roswell.

Roderick Sedillo scored next with a 25-yard run touchdown. The PAT was good, giving the Coyotes a bigger lead, 35-14.

Dominic Nava intercepted the pass and handed the ball to Jasia Reese who ran 55 yards for the touchdown. After PAT was good, the score was 42-14 for Roswell.

With about 30 seconds left in the second quarter, the Coyotes’ Valenzuela ran 1 yard for the touchdown. PAT was good bringing the score to 49-14, still for the Coyotes.

Roderick Sadillo scored a touchdown bringing it up to 56-14, for the Coyotes.

With about a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter, Alamogordo runs for another touchdown and the PAT was good, for a score of 56-21, Roswell.

After such a close back-and-forth game and loss last week, Roswell has come back and whooped the Alamogordo Tigers, 56-21.

Friday is the last game of the season. Roswell vs. Goddard. No.1 Goddard comes into the game with a record of 8-0-1, after defeating Artesia 31-28 at the Wool Bowl. and Roswell, (7-2) will be ranked No.2. This is the first time these teams have ever been ranked No.1 and No.2 in the same district.  Roswell and Goddard could meet up again in the playoffs. But first they have to take care on business Friday.