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Legarreta takes 2nd place in Canyon

The Friona Junior High and Friona High School Cross Country teams competed in the Canyon Invitational Cross Country Meet Saturday, September 30, 2017.

The FHS Girls’ team was among 118 runners in the 2-mile run. Jackie Legarreta placed 2nd with a time 12:15.32. Kylee Sifuentes placed 30th with a time of 13:13.35. Emily Amaya placed 62nd with a time of 14:14.56. Verenice Mendoza placed 88th with a time of 15:11.69. Sandra Gonzales placed 102nd with a time of 16:06.43 and Vivianna Rivera placed 103rd with a time of 16:08.14. Valerie Ramirez placed 114th with a time of 18:12.77. The team placed 10th out of 14 teams.

The FJHS Girls’ team were among 197 runners that took on the 2-mile run. Esperanza Santiago placed 143rd with a time of 16:33.64 and Aneesa Amaya placed 178th with a time of 17:51.04

The FJHS Boys’ team were among 161 runners in the 2-mile race. Jared Rejino placed 25th with a time of 12:16.61. Tim Ally placed 27th with a time of 12:20.00. Isaias Olmos placed 39th with a time of 12:40.03. Moises Pina placed 48th with a time of 13:02.68. Alberth Arguelles placed 64th with a time of 13:24.21. Stef Ally placed 68th with a time of 13:28.49 and Eduardo Jimenez placed 142nd with a time of 16:21.70. The team placed 6th out of 15 teams.

The FHS Boys’ team was among 58 runners in the 3-mile run. Adrian Legarreta placed 20th with a time of 18:22.39. Mario Hernandez placed 36th with a time of 19:43.38. Andy Romero placed 47th with a time of 20:55.33 and Uziel Carrasco placed 51st with a time of 21:40.02.

The teams will next compete in the district event held at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Monday, October 9.

Chiefs deflate Floydada Whirlwinds 35-22

The Friona Chieftains took on the Floydada Whirlwinds at Whirlwind Field Friday, September 22 and came away with another win with their 35-22 victory.

Jonathan Hernandez led the team with two touchdowns and three receptions for 114 yards. Marco Monreal, Sergio Flores and Julius Orozco each had touchdowns for the night. Monreal had 16 carries for 64 yards. Flores had 18 carries for 106 yards. Orozco had six carries for 52 yards. Rodrigo Munoz and Marco Maldonado had two carries each.

Rocky Barrios had three receptions for 41 yards. Maldonado had two receptions for 41 yards. Angel Hernandez also had two receptions for 18 yards. Damar Sermeno, Orozco and Flores each had one reception for a total of 127 yards.

Monreal completed 13 passes of 25 for 302 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Hernandez completed three punts for 84 yards. Flores completed two extra point attempts out of four.

Chiefs tame Dalhart Wolves 28-21

The Friona Chiefs made the long drive to Dalhart Friday, September 29 to meet the Wolves and by evenings end they had tamed them, 28-21.

Sergio Flores and Marco Monreal scored two touchdowns each for the Chiefs. Flores carried 28 times for 138 yards. Monreal had 22 carries for 57 yards. Julius Orozco had four carries for 29 yards and Marco Maldonado carried once for 35 yards.

Jonathan Hernandez had five receptions for 85 yards. Orozco had three receptions for 46 yards. Rocky Barrios, Maldonado and Damar Sermeno each had two receptions for 40 yards.

Monreal completed 14 of 22 passes for 171 yards. Hernandez punted four times for 108 yards. Flores completed four extra point attempts.

The Chiefs are now 5-0 for the season. This is the first time since the 1998 season that the Chiefs have gone undefeated at the beginning of the season.

The Chiefs are off this week but will be traveling to River Road to meet the Wildcats on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. for their first District game this season.

JV Chiefs squash Dalhart 28-7

The Friona Junior Varsity Chiefs hosted the Dalhart JV Wolves Thursday, September 28 at Chieftain Field and whipped the Wolves 28-7.

Jose Grado put the Chiefs on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a three yard run for a touchdown. Jeremiah Rando ran in the two-point conversion to put the Chiefs up 8-0.

Grado scored again in the second quarter with a one-yard run.

Eduardo Chavez ran in a touchdown in the fourth quarter with a three-yard run and a one-yard run, which he followed up with a two-point conversion to seal the win.

The JV Chiefs are off this week but will host the River Road Wildcats on Thursday, October 12 at Chieftain Field.