Saturday, November 1, 2008

Las Cruces High/Mayfield football

Next Friday at Aggie Memorial Stadium, the much-anticipated Las Cruces High/Mayfield High football game takes place.

The Bulldawgs are 9-0, while MHS is 8-1. Both teams are 3-0 in District 3-5A.

This year's game is a matchup between two of the top three games in the state with Eldorado being the other.

Here are some of the matchups between MHS and LCHS that are intriguing.

At quarterback, LCHS' senior Dante Caro has established himself as arguably the best QB in the state this season. He is a dangerous runner and he is one of the leaders of the offense.
Mayfield's Austin Hooker is a junior, who has played better as the season has gone along. He has run the ball well and when called upon has thrown the ball well. He has been thrown into the fire this season against a tough schedule and he has responded well.
For now, the edge goes to Caro, but not by a whole lot. I like Caro's edge in experience and his big play ability is something that is always a danger.,

At running back, the Bulldawgs have James Hall Jr. and solmetimes Will Bruce. For MHS, it's Jacob Ceniceros, Michael Hallock and sometimes J.D. Ordunez and Darren Cedillos.
This matchup is even in my book. Hall Jr. is a danger everytime he touches the ball as is Ceniceros. Both starters also have plenty of experience in big games.

Defense. This could come down to who allows the fewest big plays. Last year's game turned out to be a defensive struggle with MHS winning 14-7.

If the game is low scoring this year, I have to give MHS the advantage. If LCHS can get the game into a see saw affair with plenty of possessions, the advantage could be in the Bulldawgs favor.



Anonymous said...

Real football! Caro is much better then the Mayfield QB. Should be a good game though. Who's better in the trenches. That's what really matters.

Anonymous said...

Well, Friday we'll see what they have, should be a good game. This is big for both teams and we possibly could see them play each other in the playoffs. Both teams have their players used the way they believe will help the team. All these kids have worked hard and deserve the community to support them this Friday night. Come watch a real football game at Aggie stadium this season. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Being a MHS fan, it would hurt to lose to your cross town rival, but you have to give it to both teams. Both are very good and well deserving of their season. Good luck to both teams.

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