Monday, November 19, 2007

Rio Rancho/Mayfield

The top-ranked Mayfield Trojans finally return to action this Fridayi after a couple of weeks
Mayfield (9-1) takes on No. 9 Rio Rancho, a 28-21 winner against No. 8 Hobbs last Saturday.
The Trojans should be ready for a Rams team that features Marcus Williams, the brother of New Mexico State receiver Chris Williams.

Rio Rancho escaped with a win last weekend, despite five turnovers. A punt return and an interception keyed Rio Rancho's win.

The Rams have long been a program that has played some of the state's best teams to a close game but could never win the big one. The Rams will face a tough one in Mayfield and this is Mayfield's time of the year.

Rio Rancho has enough athleticism to stay in the game with Mayfield for a while, but expect the Trojans to be focused and ready as they embark on a run for their third straight Class 5A football title. The Trojans have played in eight state championship football games since 1995 and are the state's top program in many respects.

Expect the Trojans to advance to the semifinals with a 35-14 win.

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Being that the Trojans are the District Champs, "Were Coach Bradley and his staff given the option to pick what day they would like to play their next game, be it friday night or saturday afternoon?"

Felix said...

Mayfield at the choice of playing Friday or Saturday because they were the higher seed. As far as the next round, that will be up in the air.

— Felix

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