Socorro High Sports begins fall sports season

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Socorro High School had all of its fall sports teams competing over the weekend except for cross country, who will have their opening meet next Saturday. The Lady Warrior and Warrior soccer teams both opened their seasons with wins on Friday evening, the girls defeating Grants 10-0 in the Socorro Cup tournament while the boys defeated East Mountain 3-1 as part of a tournament in Hatch. On Saturday the Lady Warriors swept to the Socorro Cup Championship by defeating Santa Teresa 9-0 and Moriarty 3-0 in the championship match. The Warriors found the going a bit tougher on Saturday dropping a 7-0 loss to Santa Teresa and a 4-0 loss to Hatch. The Lady Warriors will be off until next Saturday when they travel to Clovis and the Warriors will be back in action on Tuesday at Valencia.

The Lady Warrior Volleyball got the season off to a fine start with a 3 set sweep of Quemado at home on Saturday. The Lady Warriors won by scores of 25-14, 25-11, and 25-19. The Lady Warriors will travel to Robertson on Tuesday for their next match.

Finally, the Warrior football team got their season underway with a pummeling of the JV squad from Piedra Vista by a score of 36-0. The Warriors scored touchdowns on five of their first six drives to put the game out of reach. The Panthers were only to gain 117 yards of total offense and never threatened to score against a stingy Warrior defense. For the Warrior offense it was a completely different story as they racked up 358 total yards, 241 yards rushing on 21 carries and 117 yards passing on six completions out of eight attempts. Marcus Armijo completed two touchdown passes to Duda Jackson, one for 62 yards and the other for 15 yards. The Warriors had three rushing touchdowns on the day, one each from Jordan Armijo (3 yards), Marcus Armijo (44 yards) and Duda Jackson (2 yards). The Warriors have now won 6 games in a row dating back to the previous season. The Warriors will travel to Gallup on Friday for a matchup with Miyamura.