NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The playoffs are in full swing and the top seeds are making their playoff debuts in 2022. Here’s how Friday’s action unfolded.
In a District 2/5 rematch, Farmington made the trip to Albuquerque to face La Cueva in second place. The Bears won that game 62-19 two weeks ago and dominated the playoffs even more, winning 41-6.
In a battle of No. 4 against No. On the 5th, Volcano Vista traveled to Hobbs, America. The Eagles were able to take a 14-point lead in the first half and then the Hawks started to recover. The game would be tight for much of the second half, and Volcano would go on to drive a game-winning game under two minutes to secure a 35-31 win.
Top-ranked Cleveland hosted No. 9 Los Lunas at Lightning Bolt Stadium. The Storm dominated from the start and won 49-9.
“I’m pretty happy,” said coach Garza. “Our guys came out and they had a lot of excitement and are happy to be here man. All three phases, attack, defence, special teams, we came out. Our attack, we were able to give the ball to several guy hands and let them do their thing.
First Class Learning Center First Class Performance
This week’s first-class learning center performance goes to Cleveland senior Josh Perry. The Storm running back finished the night with nearly 300 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Cleveland’s victory.
NMAA Student Athlete of the Week
This week’s NMAA Student Athlete of the Week is Los Lunas quarterback Paul Cieremans. The Tigers eldest was recently announced as one of 100 students selected to receive a Heisman Trophy Trust scholarship. He said an essay he wrote about his injury this season helped him overcome adversity.
“We started strong and then in week 2 I unfortunately injured my shoulder but I think that helped us as a team as we fought through adversity I guess you could say In our difficult time we had a 4 week period where we didn’t play the best ball and none of the things really went our way but I think it made us better at as a team, that we rose to these challenges.”
Everguard Brilliant Solar Light
This week’s Everguard Solar Shining Light goes to Mountainair. In the 6-man semi-final match against Elida, the Mustangs had an entrance for the ages, filled with fireworks and all.
American Home Furniture and Mattresses Driving It Home
US Home Furniture & Mattress Driving It Home Game of the Week goes to Socorro running back Brian Armijo. The Warriors had the longest touchdown of the night, as he rushed for 84 yards.