Aztecs Finish Off the Spartans 63-26


By Alexander Thompson, Sports Editor


The Aztecs finished off the season right with a conclusive 8-3 (8-2 in district) record against the Pebble Hills Spartans, which seemed like a test for the youngest team in the city. El Dorado controlled the game as they had experience and fortitude on their side. As the lights shined brightly on the seniors for their last regular season game, they proved with a 63-26 score that the Socorro Activities Complex was their house.


The first quarter only saw action from the Aztecs. Junior Cedarious Barfield scored twice on the ground, while junior Corey McCoy received a touchdown to create an early 21-0 lead. The Aztec Defense recorded multiple three and outs, putting strain on the prematurely tired offense of the Spartans.


The second quarter spotted the Spartans scoring their first batch of points, however junior Cameron Hill came to spoil their hope with his own touchdown reception. The Aztecs walked off the half with a 28-7 controlling lead.


The third quarter ushered in new scoring efforts on both sides of the football and for the Spartans to frustrate the Aztecs offense a few times. Seniors Jorge Hernandez and Kevin Henderson effortlessly jogged into the end zone, as the Spartans one-upped the Aztecs defense and scored twice in the rebuttal. The quarter ended with a lit-up board reading 42-20.


The fourth quarter extended a brutal outing for the Spartans. Senior Tyquez Hampton received a touchdown pass, while Hernandez and Barfield also added their efforts to the never-ending score streak. Pebble Hills only answered back once, ending the game at 63-26.


“It felt really good, I think we’re gelling, and it was a great way to end the season,” Said Barfield on completing the season ranked first.


The Aztecs play against Midland High School next week at the SAC.


“Well, it’s going to be a good one and they better come out fighting, because we’re going to come out and give it our all,” said Barfield, ready for state football.