Morenci Junior High Football
By Raymundo Frasquillo

Morenci Junior High football teams completed initial home games Sept. 26. The 7th Graders shutout the Thatcher Eagles 26-0 while the 8th Graders were blanked 12-0 by the visitors in Lawson Stadium.

The 7th Graders (3-1) have also posted wins of 26-0 in Thatcher Sept. 5 and 36-0 in Pima Sept. 12 along with a 14-0 loss in Safford Aug. 29. A Sept. 19 first half 0-0 home tie with Safford is in the process of being rescheduled.

Morenci’s 8th Graders (2-2) defeated the Bulldogs 22-6 in Safford and the Roughriders 38-0 in Pima plus fell 36-6 to the Eagles in Thatcher.

The Wildcats left Lawson Stadium with a rainout of their game with Safford.

Morenci welcomes Pima Oct. 3. Two other games remain in New Mexico, against Bayard Snell Oct. 10 and Lordsburg Dugan-Tarango Oct. Oct. 10 for 8th and 7th grade games, respectively.