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St. Michael’s makes it a miserable Saturday afternoon in Santa Fe for Portales as it downed the Rams in football and girls and boys soccer

Horsemen improve to 3-4-1, Lady Horsemen to 6-1

Arnie Leshin

By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today

It just wasn’t a good Saturday afternoon in Santa Fe for Portales High School, and you can place the blame on St. Michael’s.

While the Rams undefeated football team was stunned with a 21-20 setback at St. Michael’s, down the road at Santa Fe High, both their girls and boys soccer teams also lost to St. Michael’s. SFHS was the site because of the football game being played at Christian Brothers Athletic Complex.

The Horsemen improved to 3-4-1 by shutting down the Rams, 5-0, while the Lady Horsemen almost equaled that as they turned back the Rams, 5-1, to improve to 6-2.

For the boys, it was Justice Johnson showing the way with four goals that included three in a six-minute span of the second half in the non district match.

Although only 13 players were available to head coach Mike Feldewert, Johnson’s outburst was enough to go from 1-0 to 4-0, with his first half goal coming at the 30th minute. Then he followed up by reaching the net in the 56th, 57th and 59th minutes.

Then there was Eseban Rigales adding a goal and an assist, and Wesley Graham coming up with a pair of assists.

For the Lady Horsemen of head coach Gerzain Chavez, his daughter, Maya, broke her wrist in the first half and the starting midfielder will likely miss the oncoming week as she gets her cast.

Senior and leading scorer, Tiana Baca, and junior Claire Lee scored two goals each. It didn’t help Portales when two red flags led to two players being ejected, one being its goalkeeper.

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