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November 21, 2012

Week 13: Class 4A Play-Off Preview

Welcome to our week 13 prep football play-off coverage. All game previews will be posted soon. Keep checking back.

#1 GODDARD ROCKETS (9-0) @ #8 MORIARTY PINTOS (8-3)
VS.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012, 7PM
WHERE: Wool Bowl
RADIO: 94.9 KBIM
THE FAVORITE: Goddard by 16.5
RECORDS VS. PLAY-OFF TEAMS: Goddard 7-0 | Moriarty 4-3
GODDARD IMPACT PLAYERS: Anthony Ornelas QB, Cody French RB, David Sweet TE/DE, Kullen Wooten OL, Juan Vidals OL/LB, Josh Quiroz DB, Dean McCalister ATH, Tino Martinez LB, Fabian Soto LB
MORIARTY IMPACT PLAYERS: Adam Smith RB, Justing Manning ATH, Bobby Tapia LB
COACHES: Goddard: Sam Jernigan | Moriarty: Bob Allcorn
THE STORYLINE: The Goddard Rockets are unbeaten this season and have should great balance this season between a solid offense and stout defense. Cody French at Running Back has had fantastic production behind arguably the top offensive line in New Mexico. On defense, they are allowing just 9.7 points per game. Moriarty is now 8-3 this season after beating Farmington 45-20 in the play-offs. The Pintos have won six in a row under Head Football Coach Bob Allcorn.
KEY STATS: Goddard Running Back Cody French has ran for over 1,000-yards, Moriarty's Justin Manning has returned three KO's for touchdowns and also has three punt returns for touchdowns.

#4 BELEN EAGLES (8-2) VS. #5 DEMING WILDCATS (9-2)
VS.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012 , 7PM
WHERE: Eagle Stadium
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THE FAVORITE: Belen by 8.5
RECORDS VS. PLAY-OFF TEAMS: Belen 2-2 | Demng 3-2
BELEN IMPACT PLAYERS: Xavier Armijo RB, Trenton Barba LB, Andres Benavidez OL
DEMING IMPACT PLAYERS: David Padron QB, Ismael Garrett RB, Jerome Sandoval ATH, Richard Regalado DB, Nestor Ponce DL
COACHES: Belen: John Lerma | Deming: Fernando Holguin
THE STORYLINE: These two teams met back in week one and it was Belen coming away with a 14-7 victory. Belen has been banged up this season, but has turned things around in their last four games of the season by simply pounding the rock with Xavier Armjio, their power back that can pick up five to six yards per pop. Deming has won seven in a row and will hit you with a ton of athleticism, and a very affective ground game led by running back Ismael Garrett. Their passing game has also improved in the late season.
KEY STATS: Deming Running back Ismael Garrett has ran for over 1,200-yards and 10 touchdowns. Belen Running Back Xavier Armijo has ran for 1,132-yards and 18 touchdowns.

#3 ARTESIA BULLDOGS (8-2) VS. #6 AZTEC TIGERS (6-4)
VS.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 24th, 2012 , 1PM
WHERE: Bulldog Bowl
RADIO: KSVP 990AM
THE FAVORITE: Artesia by 9.0
RECORDS VS. PLAY-OFF TEAMS: Artesia 5-2 | Aztec 3-4
ARTESIA IMPACT PLAYERS: Trevor Eulenbach QB, Drew Houghtaling QB, Gavino Saiz RB, Zane Pittam WR, Weston Leonard WR, Miguel Rodriguez WR, Alex Donaghe OL, Crosby Figg DB, Josh Gonzales DB
AZTEC IMPACT PLAYERS: Adam Lucero QB, Reynal Lewis RB, Brad Hardin WR/LB, Kalub Darby OL/DL
COACHES: Artesia: Cooper Henderson | Aztec: Matt Steinfelt
THE STORYLINE: Over the years Artesia has been 6-6, 7-5, etc. but it's been a while since they have finished the regular season at 8-2. Their offense this season is scoring 51.7 points per game and their two losses come against teams that are a combined 17-1 this season. If they start to move the ball effectively early, Aztec could be in major trouble. The Aztec Tigers started off the season 1-3, but have since won their last six out of eight games. Adam Lucero a new member to the NMPreps.com Mr. Football Award Watch has thrown for more than 600-yards in the last two games, accounted for more than eight touchdowns, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns.
KEY STATS: Artesia Quarterback Trevor Eulenbach who is questionable for this weekend against Aztec after suffering an injury against Goddard a few weeks back has thrown for 29 touchdowns and 2,411-yards. Artesia Receiver Miguel Rodriguez has caught for 896-yards and 10 touchdowns. Aztec Quarterback Adam Lucero has thrown for 2,388-yards and 26 touchdowns and Brad Hardin has caught for 930-yards and 11 touchdowns.
#2 LOS LUNAS TIGERS (10-0) VS. #7 PIEDRA VISTA PANTHERS (8-2)
VS.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012 , 7PM
WHERE: Tiger Stadium
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THE FAVORITE: Las Lunas by 12.0
RECORDS VS. PLAY-OFF TEAMS: Los Lunas 4-0 | Piedra Vista 4-2
LOS LUNAS IMPACT PLAYERS: Chris Wisneski QB, Jalen Chavez RB, Darron Gallegos FB, Chris Sanchez ATH, Sasha Galleogs DB, Greg Wortman DL, Preston Schollander DL, Isaac Parra LB
PIEDRA VISTA IMPACT PLAYERS: Isaiah Valdez QB, Statton Waller RB, Bryson Martinez WR, Jacob Armijo WR, Kason Wilkinson LB , Dylan Terry OL
COACHES: Los Lunas: Jeremy Newton | Piedra Vista: Jared Howell
THE STORYLINE: Los Lunas has outscored opponents this season 432-52. Their offense might headline their season efforts, but their defense is fantastic led by Defensive End Greg Wortman who has over 10 sacks this season and All-State Nominee at Linebacker Isaac Parra. They have allowed just two touchdowns in their last six games. Piedra Vista is coming off a big 49-3 win over St. Pius X, the same team they lost to back in week eight 28-26. Piedra Vista has a ton of talent, but their offensive potency is what makes them a scary match up for any team. Their offense is scoring 40.3 points per game and they'll need to score at least 40 to beat Los Lunas.
KEY STATS: Los Lunas has allowed just two touchdowns in their last six games. Quarterback Chris Wisneski has thrown for 1,145-yards and 17 touchdowns and Running Back Jalen Chavez has ran for 1,176-yards and 15 touchdowns. Greg Wortman has 14 quarterback sacks. Piedra Vista Quarterback Isaiah Valdez has thrown for over 1,800-yards and 20 touchdown passes. Piedra Vista Receiver Bryson Martinez has caught for over 800-yards and has scored over 15 total touchdowns this season.



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