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5A New Mexico HS Football Playoffs Set

5A New Mexico HS Football Playoffs Set
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POSTED: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 3:16pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:29am

After clinching the District 3-5A Title Friday, the Mayfield Trojans will be the highest Southern New Mexico seed for the State Playoff Tournament. The Trojans earn the #2 seed while Las Cruces gets the #4 seed. The top four seeds receive first round bye weeks.

Mayfield will have the option of playing on Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th and both the Trojans and Bulldawgs will host their first round games.

Las Cruces will play the winner of #5 Rio Rancho and #12 Alamogordo. Mayfield will face the winner of #7 Eldorado and #10 Highland.

 

Class 5A football playoffs

(#1 Cleveland, #2 Mayfield, #3 Manzano, #4 Las Cruces first-round bye)

Nov. 11-12

#5 Rio Rancho vs. #12 Alamogordo

#6 Clovis vs. #11 Sandia

#7 Eldorado vs. #10 Highland

#8 Carlsbad vs. #9 La Cueva
 

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Carlsbad and Las Cruces both have records of 8-2. Neither team is district champion. Carlsbad beat Mayfield, but Las Cruces lost when they played Mayfield. In addition, Las Cruces beat Artesia by only four points, while Carlsbad defeated Artesia in a romp (48-21). It boggles the mind that Las Cruces should be ranked so high (even winning a first-round bye)and Carlsbad so low. These rankings don't appear to be fair or equitable. Shame on the NMAA for such blatant favoritism!!

The north will always make the decision s, what Carlsbad can do is hire an offensive coordinator that will use all the talent we have here. Stephens only cares to make his son a star quarterback , which he's not. Number 88, Shakur could play any where as a workhorse, but here in Carlsbad the system won't allow a black young man to lead our team to a championship. Put 88 at fullback, let him get 15 touches. That will open our passing game and the other backs will do just fine. Or keep looking.

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