Mayfield Set to Host Manzano in 5A State Semifinals

High School Football
Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 7:40pm

The Mayfield Trojans earned a #2 seed in the 5A state football playoffs, and with that seed, Mayfield will host #3 Manzano 5:00pm Friday at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces.  This 5A State Semifinal is a rematch of the 2010 5A State Championship game, which Mayfield won, 69-42.

Mayfield head coach Michael Bradley told Newschannel 9 that his father, Mayfield assistant coach Jim Bradley, is at home after suffering a heart attack on Monday.  Jim Bradley spent three days in the ICU, and now is at home, resting comfortably.  Michael does not know if his father will attend tomorrow night's game.

As for taking on Manzano, Bradley knows they will be a tough team to beat.  "Manzano, tough defense, solid defense all the way around. They're playing better than they were last year, and they were known for their offense last year, and they are still known for their offense. They are running the ball instead of passing the ball this year. I am sure they are out for a little revenge, but we want to get to that state championship, so we're working our tails off to get there."

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