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Bengals lose to the Broncos

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The Gallup Bengals lost their first game of the season on March 8. The team lost to the Kirtland Central Broncos 42-0.

The Bengals play Bernalillo on the road on March 13.

Tohatchi Cougars win their first game of the season

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The Tohatchi Cougars were finally able to play their first football game of the school year on Saturday. The team won 48-8 against the Thoreau Hawks at the Thoreau High School football field.


The Cougars were up by 14 points after the first quarter because of a touchdown and an interception return, which led to another touchdown. They led 26-0 at halftime. In the third quarter two more touchdowns got the team to 42-0.


Tohatchi (1-0) will play Shiprock at home on March 13.


Crownpoint football field price tag climbs

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Coach says new field will feel like a pillow top

A new football field for Crownpoint High School will cost almost twice as much as originally anticipated due to a “hidden condition” school district maintenance personnel came upon when they started the project.

Roxy Flanders, director of construction and maintenance for the Gallup-McKinley County School District, said the Crownpoint Eagles’ field will cost approximately $800,000 — some $350,000 more than was budgeted — because the subgrade was in poor condition. District officials thought they would just be replacing the field’s turf, with a price tag of $400,000.

Subgrade, the material under a road or building, is...

N.M. student-athlete secures victory in national high school football game

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GRANTS — A Grants High School student-athlete played a crucial role in helping his team win a national football game in Florida earlier this month.

Bryan Hernandez, a senior at Grants High School, helped his team, dubbed the White Team in the All-America Classic, secure a 24-13 victory in Orlando Jan. 2 by catching a late 4th quarter touchdown.

“It was awesome getting to play football again,” Hernandez told the Gallup Sun. “It felt like I had a lot on the line, but I feel like it made me work harder.”

As a slot receiver, Hernadez’s stats for the game included two passes for 24 yards and one touchdown.

“Watching the ball come down, I thought ‘I’ve got to catch...

Grants athlete selected to play in national football game

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High school football standout to play in All-America Classic

GRANTS — A Grants high school football player will have the opportunity to showcase his talents in a  game exclusive to high school seniors.

Student-athlete Bryan Hernandez, a senior at Grants High School, has been invited to play in the Spiral All-America Classic Bowl game in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 4.

The game, now in its third year, will have scouts from Division I football programs on-hand to see the talent from the student-athletes.

Overall, 110 players are invited to take part in the game.

Hernandez, who found out he was approved on Nov. 10 , is the first New Mexican to be invited to play in the game’s three-year...

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