Thursday, November 22, 2007

5A football predictions

Here are my predictions this weekend's Class 5A football quarterfinals.
No. 1 Mayfield over No. 9 Rio Rancho
The Trojans have too much offense for the Rams and the Rams tend to error-prone, which will only make Mayfield even tougher to beat.

No. 2 Las Cruces over No. 7 Manzano
Manzano has a good offense, but the Bulldawgs have a better one. The Bulldawgs move to the semis.

No. 3 Clovis over No. 6 La Cueva
Clovis has been hot of late late with wins against Cibola, Artesia and Hobbs and the Wildcats with 13 state titles are among the state's best. La Cueva is without one of the state's best running backs in Gus Bowe. The Bears were very good in last week's win against Alamogordo, but the Wildcats win a tough one at home.

No. 4 Cibola over No. 5 Eldorado
The Eagles had a nice year in Charlie Dotson's first season. But the Cougars have hopes of a semifinal matchup with Mayfield and the Cougars are too good up front to lose to the Eagles.

— Felix