Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Eunice, Tucumcari Both Deserve Win.(Editorial Page)


There were two winners, and two losers, in that star-crossed football game that decided the Class 2A championship between the Tucumcari Rattlers and the Eunice Cardinals last November. Eunice won on the scoreboard, and Tucumcari feels that should be reversed because the rules weren't followed in giving Eunice a time-expired shot at the winning field goal.

"This office is not going to overrule an official's call on the game site, not while I'm sitting in this seat," said Dan Salzwedel. "It's not pertinent whether the officials made an error. Officials make mistakes. This is not something we can condone unless we want to go through and filter every one of these games. …

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