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West Las Vegas’ Miguel Sena gets help from a lead block by fellow receiver Jorge Gallardo during the Dons’ 45-20 loss to Clayton this past Friday night. The Yellowjackets were the Class 3A state champion in 2013 and the state runner-up last fall.
Cards, Dons drop football openers

Robertson’s offense remains a work in progress, and the Portales Rams took advantage of that fact Friday night, doubling up the Cardinals 26-13 at Blackwater Draw.

Meanwhile, back in the Meadow City, Clayton defeated West Las Vegas 45-20 in another opener for this prep football season.

In each case, the competition was considerable. Portales is among the top-ranked teams in Class 4A along with the Cardinals. Clayton’s Yellowjackets have been to the Class 3A state final the last two years, winning in 2013.