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Week 4 Observations

Week 4 Observations Photo: MGN

J.P. Murrieta
September 16, 2017 10:03 AM

Cleveland seems to be getting better every week (having a healthy team helps).  The Storm followed up last week's road win at Las Cruces with a dominating 42-12 win over Centennial at home.  It looks like Cleveland's early season loss to La Cueva says more about the strength of the Bears than it does about the state of the Storm.  Quarterback Angelo Trujillo threw for over 300 yards and four touchdowns this week.

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Manzano's Jordan Byrd is proving to be a dual threat quarterback.  Not only is he the fastest kid in the state, Friday against the Knights he threw two touchdowns to go along with his pair on the ground.

Mayfield is worse off than most people imagined.  The Trojans, typically a southern power, are winless after coming off a 29-0 upset to Volcano Vista at home.  Hawks running back Moses Young scored four times.  It's the first time since 1990 Mayfield started the season 0-4. (Side note: This year that entire district is not as dominant as it has been in the past).

GAMES TO WATCH:

Rio Rancho at Manzano:  This is a rematch of last year's state semifinal game the Rams dominated.  This go round, the Monarchs look more experienced and Rio Rancho a little (emphasis on little) more vulnerable.  It should be fun!

Artesia at Cleveland: It's always fun to see a team like Artesia come to the metro area and test their skills against a 6A team.

Volcano Vista at Atrisco Heritage: Both teams are coming off wins and it will be interesting to see how the Hawks follow up their win at Mayfield.

Roswell at Belen:  The Coyotes took down one Valencia County power last week against Los Lunas.  Let's see if they can go on the road and do it against another strong opponent in the Eagles.

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