Football Friday Night High School Top Ten
Zero week is in the books, and here is how the FFN staff ranked the cities best.
The Trailblazers got off to a slow start, but quickly turned a 13-3 deficit into a 45-19 victory over Andress. Jack Fields ran 40 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Next up for the Trailblazers is a Thursday night game against Onate at the SAC.
The Cougars had no trouble dispatching Las Cruces Onate 54-14. Quarterback Brandon Layne was a perfect 12/12 for 276 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Cougs head east for a Friday showdown with San Angelo Central.
The Aztecs picked up their first ever overtime victory with a dramatic 26-23 Thursday night win over Las Cruces High. The 'Tecs get Lubbock Coronado Thursday night in Lubbock.
Del Valle lost a lot of starters from last years team, but that hardly mattered in a 27-0 domination of Socorro. Del Valle will try and avenge last year's 21-13 home loss to Midland in Midland.
The younger Brooks got the better of his old man in the fourth edition of the 'Brooks Bowl.' It wasn't pretty but the Screaming Eagles took advantage of Coronado's fourth quarter miscues to steal a 17-10 victory. Canutillo will host Carlsbad (N.M.) in their 'smurf turf' debut.
It was close early, but Eastwood couldn't keep pace with the Rangers' air raid. Senior quarterback Brian Hinojo torched the Trooper secondary for 328 yards and 5 TD's. Riverside takes on Hanks in our ADP game of the week.
Chapin's valiant comeback effort against defending New Mexico state champion Mayfield came up a point short when the Huskies were assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Chapin will take on Rio Rancho Cleveland Friday at Irvin.
No, we're not crazy, we know the Rams got steamrolled 47-7 by Midland Lee. Despite a poor performance against a revitalized Lee team, the Rams are still among the best in the city. The Rams continue the tough start to their season with a road contest against Mayfield.
When talented Mustang running back Monderio Turner was a late scratch with an ankle injury, junior Aaron Jones almost made Burges fans forget about Turner. Jones was spectacular with two touchdowns in his first two touches. Jones took the opening kickoff 95 yards to the house. On the Mustangs next possession, Jones scored on a 58 yard TD run. Next up for the 'Stangs is a home game against Cathedral.
The Parkland Matadors are notoriously slow starters, but they looked lifeless in a 22-6 loss to the Irish. Cathedral will get another chance to prove they are for real next Friday when they travel to Burges.