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Capitan rebounds with win at Tularosa

By Todd Fuqua

There’s not much you can say about Capitan’s 41-0 win over Tularosa.

Well, you could say the Tigers are back.

A week after losing in dramatic fashion to Eunice at home in a rematch of last year’s Class 3A State title game, Capitan rebounded to make short work of the District 4-3A rival Wildcats, Oct. 13.

Capitan coach James Weems said the preparation for this game started as soon as time ran out on the Eunice game.

“We talked all week about that (the loss against Eunice) and did something different against Tularosa,” said Weems in an understatement. “We played just about as good as we could, scored offensively any way we wanted to,”

The Tiger defense was also on point, holding Tularosa (6-2, 1-1 district) to just 38 yards.

“The kids were wound up, they wanted to show that the game against Eunice was not typical of how we play,” Weems said. “If we played against them (the Cardinals) like we did against Tularosa, that would have been a different game.”

Now that the albatross is off their backs, the Tigers have a bye week to prepare for Loving on Oct. 27. The Falcons are 3-4 heading into their showdown against Dexter this week.

“This Tularosa game showed that we’re not dead,” Weems said. “They realized the mistakes they made, they just have to come in with a better mental approach.”

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