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Miyamura tops Deming, 49-26

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No. 7 Pats advance to play No. 2 and undefeated Belen

The Miyamura Patriots held off late drives by Deming and beat the Wildcats 49-26 Nov. 10 in a first-round 5A state playoff football game played at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium.

The Patriots (9-2, 3-2) advanced and will play Belen (10-0, 4-0) on Nov. 18 at 1 pm...

Miyamura falls to Aztec, 64-56

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Pats draw Deming in first-round state playoffs

The Miyamura Patriots gave up 34 first half points and went on to lose to 5A foe Aztec High 64-56 in an offensively-charged football game played Nov. 3 at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The game was the last of the season for both teams. The Patriots lost a week earlier to another San Juan County 5A team (Farmington), 54-40.

Miyamura now plays Deming (6-4, 3-0) Nov. 10 at home and in a first-round state playoff game. The Wildcats are coming off a 42-14 thrashing last week of Alamogordo.

LOTS OF OFFENSE

The offense of the Patriots averaged 44 points a game on the 2017 football season, while giving up just 17 points a game. As a...

Pats going for second unbeaten season

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This could be the second unbeaten regular season under the tutelage of head football coach Wes Shank at Miyamura High School. That is quite an accomplishment for a town like Gallup, even though they are not consecutive seasons, not known for its prowess on the gridiron.

The difference is the head coach, not the players although the Patriots have many good ones in uniform. A quick look at the statistics on maxpreps.com assures the local naysayers and probably puts a little fear in the hearts of the opposition. Both are good things.

“Farmington is a real test for us,” said Shank. “We are bigger than them but they may be faster. They have at least five receivers that run 4.7...

Miyamura Football hosts Bloomfield High in a Bittersweet Contest

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The Miyamura Patriots coasted by the visiting Bloomfield Bobcats in Friday night action at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium in Gallup.

It was a bittersweet game played in front of a home crowd who tragically lost a member of the Miyamura High School staff, Lisa Romero-Muniz to the horrific shooting that happened in Las Vegas over a week ago. A moment of silence and a performance by The Tigerettes paid respects to Romero-Muniz before play Friday night.

It was also a very special evening as the crowd was greeted by a very special guest, Medal of Honor recipient Hershey Miyamura. The home crowd celebrated Hershey’s birthday with a song and distributed cupcakes to the crowd during...

Homecoming 2017

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Gallup Bengal royalty bursts on the scene

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