School names: Clovis

by Mike Magers

Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico.  It was founded about 1906.  Like many other towns in New Mexico, the construction of a railroad through the area contributed to it, as much as any other event or cause.

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Roy Gerela

by Mike Magers

Roy Gerela’s first connection with New Mexico is when he came to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  Prior to that, he had lived in Hawaii, graduating from Kalani High School in Honolulu.  Roy relates that he never regularly kicked in high school, occasionally doing some punting and kickoffs when called on to do so.  His first two years at NMSU, he played defensive back and his junior year endeavored to try kicking soccer style.

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Amazing Facts – Part 1

by Dan Ford

THE BEST DEFENSE EVER — 1980 CUBA RAMS

Cuba doesn’t have much of a football reputation or history.  They last made the playoffs in 2008 and have a dismal 2-16-1 record in all playoff games.  But they hold the modern day record for defensive scoring average in New Mexico, giving up only 12 points in 10 games for an average of 1.2ppg in that magical season of 1980 for the Cuba Rams.

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