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Week 6 Observations

J.P. Murrieta
September 30, 2017 10:03 AM

Artesia and Los Lunas are turning into a couple of must-watch teams.  The two have provided some of the best games of the season so far.  The Bullodgs followed up last week's shootout against Cleveland with another back-and-forth battle versus Los Lunas where Artesia scored in the final minute to win it.  I hope we see these two teams again in the postseason.

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Rio Rancho does not look as sharp as they did in the first couple weeks of the season.  The Rams have some injuries to overcome and despite a 42-20 win over Sandia they need to tighten the screws before this week's big rivalry game against Cleveland.

By the way, the Rio Rancho-Cleveland rivalry game should always be scheduled as the final one of the regular season.

GAMES TO WATCH (This week has two major matchups among others)

La Cueva at Manzano: These two undefeated power teams go head to head in a battle to determine who is the team to beat at state this year.

Cleveland at Rio Rancho:  In recent years, this matchup has become one of the top rivalries in the state.

Hobbs at Las Cruces:  The high-scoring Eagles are coming off a bye.  Let's see how they do on the road against a hot/cold Las Cruces squad.

Piedra Vista at Cibola:  I am curious to see how the Cougars perform after last week's upset over Eldorado.

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