Steers pummel Rams for homecoming

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The Magdalena Steers brought their “A game” to homecoming on Friday night against the Cuba Rams.

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: The Magdalena Steers’ running game was on track Friday night during their homecoming matchup against the Cuba Rams. The Steers won handily with a score of 50-0.

The Steers won the game 50-0, with a mercy ruling about halfway through the third quarter ending the game. This win leaves the Steers with a 5-2 record going into district this week.

Despite a lighter practice schedule and a lot of distraction last week due to home

coming activities, the Steers remained focused and played a practically error-free game last Friday night, scoring on every drive of the evening — an unusual feat for the Steers this season.

“We are very pleased with tonight’s results,” coach Billy Page said of the win. “Even though our practice was light this week, it was quality. When we have quality practice, we have quality games.”

The Steers demonstrated good team dynamics on Thursday night during a field volleyball match between the grades while the Lady Steers ramped up for a powder puff tag football game the same night. Both teams were playing in the spirit of homecoming.

The Steers face the Mescalero Apache Chiefs on the road Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in a 1A District 3 contest game. The Chiefs are coming off of a 40-6 non-league loss to Santa Fe Indian School, and have a record of 1-5.