Now six games into the football season, the question remains: Can anyone beat the Capitan Tigers?
Their latest victory was a 56-12 win over Texico, Sept. 29. The Wolverines were only the second team all season to even score points against the Tigers (6-0).
“We don’t have too much to complain about,” admitted Capitan coach James Weems. “Offensively we did what we wanted to do, and everyone came out relatively healthy.”
Capitan was just as lethal in the air as on the ground, as quarterback Price Bowen threw for 194 yards and three touchdowns.
In the ground game, Stephen Ellison racked up 114 yards and two scores on the night, while Bowen added 11 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
While it looks like the Tigers are unstoppable, there’s still another unbeaten team in Class 3A, and it just happens to be District 4-3A opponent Eunice.
The Cardinals are also unbeaten at 6-0, and are itching for a victory over Capitan after losing in last year’s State championship game.
“The fact that we have kids that are mature and have played a long time for us bodes well,” Weems said. “We prepared well last year in both games with these guys, and we know what they have.”
The big showdown is Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Tiger Field.