Week five of high school football is in the books. Read up on all the featured games, recaps and view the standings.

Catch up on all of the games and the recaps below by our reporters, and stay tuned for Football Friday Night on demand that will be available Monday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Catch up on scores via Scorestream here, and check out photos by Prep 1 on their Facebook page for sights across town.

Final scoreboard: 

    • Franklin 49 - Montwood 45
    • Eastlake 23 - Americas 14
    • Horizon 64 - Bel Air 28
    • Del Valle 27 - Parkland 7
    • Lubbock Cooper 55 - Hanks 10
    • Big Spring 42 - Clint 16
    • La Mesa 13 - Fabens 12
    • Monahans 35 - Riverside 21
    • El Dorado 52 - Ysleta 26
    • Coronado 14 - Socorro 0
    • Canutillo 57 - Mountain View 0
    • Andress 52 - Bowie 22
    • Cathedral 28 - San Elizario 14

Standings

1-6ADistrict*Pct.*PF*PAW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Coronado1-01.0001401-30.25028851 W
Eastlake1-01.00023144-01.000144554 W
Pebble Hills1-01.00029282-20.5001091152 W
Franklin1-01.00049452-20.5001421522 W
Socorro0-10.0000141-30.25086931 L
Americas0-10.00014230-40.000641584 L
Eastwood0-10.00028292-20.5001521182 L
Montwood0-10.00045491-30.2501271371 L
2-5AW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Canutillo4-10.8001681003 W
Ysleta3-20.6001452051 L
Horizon2-30.4002031661 W
Parkland1-40.2001101221 L
Hanks1-40.200972742 L
1-5AW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Del Valle4-10.8001761151 W
Chapin3-20.6001641102 W
El Dorado2-30.4001331472 W
Bel Air2-30.4001461661 L
2-5A-2District*Pct.*PF*PAW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Andress1-01.00052223-10.750139961 W
Burges1-01.00028223-20.6001881242 W
El Paso1-01.00041351-30.2501021831 W
Jefferson0-10.00022283-20.6001801112 L
Irvin0-10.00035412-30.4001661522 L
Bowie0-10.00022520-50.000892165 L
Austin0-00.000002-20.500831142 L

 

1-4AW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Riverside4-10.8002361171 L
Mountain View3-20.6001471121 L
Clint2-30.4001271532 L
Fabens1-40.200116893 L
San Elizario0-50.000352165 L

Franklin 49 - Montwood 45: Franklin hangs on to outlast Montwood

By Steve Escajeda

Montwood’s furious attempt at a come-from-behind victory at Franklin came up a bit short as the Cougars held on to outlast the Rams 49-45 Friday night at Cougar Stadium.

After falling behind 49-28 with less than two minutes left in the third quarter, Montwood rallied for 17 unanswered point. But after scoring their final touchdown with just 23 seconds left in the game, the Rams were unable to recover their on-side kick attempt, allowing the Cougars to run out the clock.

Though the game was fairly close throughout, five Montwood turnovers were too much to overcome in the District 1-6A opener for both teams.

Franklin (2-2), was led by running back Miles McWhorter, who rushed for 98 yards and scored four touchdowns, giving him eight on the season.

Quarterback Cameron Byrd also had a big game for the Cougars, completing 12 of 20 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Byrd chipped in another 97 yards rushing, most of that coming on a 75-yard run.

Byrd’s favorite receiver Friday night was Beau Sparks, who caught six passes for 165 yards and a touchdown.

Montwood quarterback Kevin Melendez did his best to keep the Rams in the game by completing 18 of his 32 passes for 192 yards and a couple touchdowns. Melendez was equally effective with his legs, rushing for 165 yards and two more scores.

The Rams’ star receiver Yamil Oaxaca did his usual damage, catching five passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns.

Franklin faces another tough test next Friday when they travel to Eastwood (2-2). Montwood will try to regroup against Coronado next Friday (4 p.m. start) at the Socorro Student Activities Complex.

Eastlake 23 - Americas 14: Eastlake holds off Americas 23-14

By Alex Nicholas

Eastlake’s Elijah Uribe ran for 146 yards on 29 carries, rushing for a touchdown and throwing for another, leading the Falcons past Americas in a District 1-6A opener Friday night.

The Eastlake defense limited Americas to just 186 yards of total offense in the game, the Falcons held Americas to 17 total yards and just a single first down in the first half.

It took nearly three quarters for an offensive touchdown to be accounted for after Ce’sar Drennan ran in a 30-yard touchdown, this coming after the Blazers defense recovered a fumble but trailed 10-7 with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing possession for Eastlake, it would be a 12 play, 89-yard scoring drive with Uribe who took over at quarterback in this game finding Anakin Atilano for a four yard touchdown on a 4th down and goal which gave Eastlake a 17-7 lead.

Americas would close the gap to 17-14 on the very next series with 6:32 left, but Uribe was too much to handle this evening, plus four Blazer turnovers ended up being a major difference in this game.

Uribe would later add a second touchdown late in the fourth to seal the deal.

The Falcons held Americas to just a 3.4 yards per play average, and defensive back Albert Hernandez picked off two passes in the opening half that saw Eastlake lead 3-0 at halftime.

Eastlake remains unbeaten starting the season 4-0, Americas drops to 0-4 on the season.

Canutillo 57 - Mountain View 0: Canutillo Eagles Soar Over Mountain View

By Brandon Cohn

Canutillo dominated Mountain View from start to finish in a 57-0 blowout victory to improve to 4-1 on the season on Homecoming at Lowenberg Stadium.  Eagles’ star RB LJ Martin, who’s already received five D-1 offers, ran all over the Lobos by rushing for 106 yards on 8 carries, and scored 3 TD’s in the first half of play.

Canutillo QB Devin Granados added 2 rush TD’s, and WR Lorenzo Ariola returned a punt 65-yards for a touchdown en route to the easy win.  Canutillo will begin district play next week as they travel to Bel Air to take on the Highlanders.

Mountain View falls to 3-2 with the loss and will host Peocos next Friday.

Del Valle 27 - Parkland 7: Conquistadores handle Matadors

By Jaime Chavez

Del Valle quarterback Jesse Ramos threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Conquistadores defeated the Parkland Matadors 27-7 Friday night at Matador stadium. Ramos fired a 25 yard TD pass to Eli Molina and a 15-yarder to Kristian Martinez. Ramos scored on a 5-yard keeper while Brandon Tellez added a 12-yard touchdown run. The junior quarterback Ramos was 15 of 22 for 170 yards passing. He also rushed for 53 yards on 12 carries. Parkland's lone score came in the fourth quarter when quarterback Eric Ortiz scored on a five-yard TD run. Matador running back Isaiah Beasley had 64 yards rushing on 17 carries.

UTEP vs. NMSU Battle of I-10 Gallery Recap

These photos were taken Saturday, August 28th, 2021 when UTEP defeated NMSU 30-3 in the annual Battle of I-10 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.