The NMMI football team put up 21 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start, as the Hatch Valley Bears bested the Colts in the opening round of the NMAA’s Class 3A State Playoffs, 44-21.
NMMI head coach Randy NMMI and his Colt football team are back in the playoffs for their fifth time in six years.
This season the Colts have put together a solid 6-4 overall record, earning the No. 10 seed in the twelve-team NMAA Class 3A State Championship bracket. They’ll face the No. 7 Hatch Valley Bears, on the road, on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 PM.
The extra fans in the stands from homecoming couldn’t help spur the New Mexico Military Institute football team to a victory over Class AAA’s second-ranked team in the state, as the Demons downed the Colts 42-7 in the first District 4 match for both teams.