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August 1, 2013

2013 New Mexico High School Football Preview

Today, we look back at our comprehensive 2013 pre-season football coverage. Remember it's only August which means there is a ton more coming your way! There is no better time to sign for an annual NMPreps.com Membership, click here for more information - NOW FREE FOR 30-DAYS!

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Elite Combine Coverage

The 2013 NMPreps.com Elite Combine featured over 250 athletes (All Coverage Linked Here) from all over the State of New Mexico. Full recap along with combine testing times, video recaps, and much, much more coming all this coming week on NMPreps..com. Remember to take advantage of our free 30-day trial to NMPreps.com By Clicking Here

Team Preview: Estancia Bears

The Estancia Bears lost their last four out of five games after starting out the season 3-2. It was a learning experience you could say, especially during district under first year Head Coach Stewart Burnett who is only 25 years old entering the 2013 season. The youngest New Mexico High School Head Football Coach is more than well versed, a new age old school coach if you will. Complete Team Preview Here

Top Returning Statistical Leaders From 2013

Most Passing Yards, Most Rushing Yards, Most Receiving Yards, Most Tackles, Most Sacks, and Most Interceptions from last season! We have the Top Returning Statistical Leaders From 2013 listed here.

Team Preview: Grants Pirates

During the 2012 season, the Grants Pirates went 5-5 on the season, 4-4 against teams from 4A, and were 2-3 against district competition. They scored 22.4 points per game and allowed 29.4 points per game on defense, pretty much an average season that led to a non-play-off appearance. Complete Team Preview Here

Team Preview: Santa Fe Demons

Last year, the Santa Fe Demons reached the play-offs for the first time since the 1987 season. Big year for the program under 5th year Head Coach Ray Holladay. The Demons were 6-6 in 2012 and won the District 2-4A Championship going 4-0 before losing to Aztec in the first 4A first round play-offs. Complete Team Preview Here

Video: Eric Martinez To Speak At Combine

The NMPreps.com Elite Combine Guest Speaker will be Actor Eric Martinez. Martinez is from New Mexico and speaks across the Country as an anti-bully adovcate. Follow Eric Martinez On Twitter Here | Video Linked Here

Video: Wildcat's Can Sling it

Clovis would eventually win the NMMI 7-On-7 Tournament Championship defeating Hobbs in the finals. Running Back Kamal Cass is nursing a light ankle injury so he was playing center on the day helping fire up his teammates from under center. Video Linked Here

Video: Carlsbad Air's It Out

Staying in District 4-5A the Carlsbad Cavemen brought a solid group to the event. 6-foot-4, 215 pound Quarterback Rodney Holcomb and Junior Quarterback Kaleb Stevens split time for the most part of the day each getting quality reps. When Holcomb is on, he is one of the best if not the best quarterback in New Mexico. Stevens is going to be a solid number two, one that can come off the bench and make big plays, he is a winner. Video Linked Here

NMMI 7-On Updates/Top Performers

Here is a look at some of the athletes attending the 2013 NMPreps.com Elite Combine. Parents or Coaches, please e-mail us the following if your athlete is attending the combine: Name, Grad Year, Position, HT, WT, and we'll add your athlete on this early season recruiting page. Complete Recap Linked Here

Who's Attending This Year's NMPreps Elite Combine

Here is a look at some of the athletes attending the 2013 NMPreps.com Elite Combine. Parents or Coaches, please e-mail us the following if your athlete is attending the combine: Name, Grad Year, Position, HT, WT, and we'll add your athlete on this early season recruiting page. Complete Photo Roster Linked Here

50-Years Of Prep Football

Today we look back at New Mexico Prep Football History over the last 50-years from the upcoming 2013 season! Feel free to add what you remember inside the message boards linked here. 50-Years Of Prep Football Linked Here

NMPreps Elite Combine FAQ's

The Sixth Annual NMPreps.com Elite Combine will take place Sunday July 28th at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The best of the best New Mexico High School Football Prospects from across the State will be competing in various testing drills and going against one-another in the highly anticipated one-on-one's. NMPreps Elite Combine Frequently Asked Q's Linked Here

Team Preview: Valencia Jaguars

During the 2011 season Valencia won an all-time high 11 games on the season nearly going to the finals losing to Aztec 47-41 in the 4A semifinals. Kelley Lee resigned to become the offensive coordinator at Eastern New Mexico and in stepped Kevin Kolley a former assistant coach at NMMI. Complete Team Preview Linked Here

Feature: Dakota Montoya Paves The Way

6-foot-4, 285 pound Dakota Montoya out of Clayton (N.M.) is one of the top two-way offensive and defensive linemen in New Mexico you've probably never heard of. Besides having the size and ability to play at the next level, Montoya also takes his work in the classroom very serious carrying a 4.2 G.P.A. Feature On Dakota Montoya Linked Here

Team Preview: Atrisco Heritage Jaguars

Their first year in Class 5A ws a major success with the Jaguars going 8-3 under first year Head Coach Patrick Johnson. They lose their quarterback Nate Goode, but return some quality defensive players along with game breaker Ricci Alvidrez. Atrisco Heritage Complete Team Preview Linked Here

The Goddard Rocket Dynasty

Today, we highlight the Goddard Rocket Football Program which has reached the 4A State Title six times over the last seven seasons and the Coaching Career of Goddard Living Legend Sam Jernigan. Goddard Rocket Head Football Coach Sam Jernigan also known as a New Mexico Prep Football Living Legend took over at Goddard following Jim Hite during the 1990 season. Feature on the Goddard Rockets Linked Here

Which teams could go 10-0 or 9-1

Today we continue our prep football pre-season coverage by looking at which teams could go either 10-0 or 9-1 this coming football season. Rio Rancho, Cleveland, Las Cruces Complete List of Teams Linked Here

Kameron Miller finally takes over at quarterback

This year's starter will be Kameron Miller a 6-foot-0, 170 pound sophomore who is the son of Las Cruces High School Head Football Coach Jim Miller. Miller will finally hand the reins as quarterback over to his son Kameron and it has been a long time coming for the Bulldawg Family. Kameron Miller finally takes over at quarterback

Nate Winrow Leads Alamogordo Defense

Three year starter Nate Winrow, who by the way is one of the state's top baseball players. Will be a three year starter at safety for Alamogordo come the start of the 2013 season. We caught up with Winrow and Coach Dale Hooper in Alamogordo. Feature on Winrow Linked Here

Broken Femur Doesn't Stop Daniel Conklin

Daniel Conklin, a senior running back at Centennial broke his femur bone late in the season last year against Hot Springs. After surgery, doctors told him that he would never play again. He has been cleared by doctors almost nine months later and with tons of heart and off-season rehab, Conklin will start for the Hawks again this coming fall. Video Feature Linked Here

Team Report: Las Cruces Bulldawgs

The Las Cruces Bulldawgs are the Class 5A defending State Champions and while they do lose some remarkable talent form the 2012 season, the well is clearly not dry. They return eight players on the defensive side of the football including 6-foot-0, 223 pound linebacker Sam Denmark who has an offer from New Mexico State. Team Report: Las Cruces Bulldawgs Linked Here

Team Preview: Alamogordo Tigers
The New Head Football Coach for the Alamogordo Tigers is Dale Hooper, the former Head Coach at Grants over the last five seasons. Hooper takes over a program that can win no doubt. Just a few years ago, Alamogordo was playing the Mayfield Trojans in the Class 5A Title Game. Bruce Dollar and Tommy Standefer gave big efforts to take this program to new heights... Alamogordo Complete Team Preview Linked Here
Team Report: Onate Knights

The Onate Knights went 3-7 and went 0-4 in District 3-5A play during the 2012 season. This year's group returns six on offense and two on defense which could be a good thing considering Onate allowed 33.8 points per game last year against opponents. Now in his third year as Head Coach Caleb Hull knows his group will be young this year... Team Report: Onate Knights Linked Here

Team Preview: Deming Wildcats
The Deming Wildcats return a great amount of talent for the upcoming 2013 football season. While they are the team to beat in District 3-4A having won the last two district championships, this program is working towards building that next level of success. In his seventh year of coaching at Deming, Fernando Holguin and the Wildcats have made noise every now and then... Deming Complete Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: Santa Teresa Warriors
Last season Santa Teresa was 3-7, in fact they opened up the year 1-6 before district play even started. A key 34-7 win over Centennial, a near upset 21-14 loss to Deming, and a 49-16 win over Chaparral did not leave a bad taste in their mouth, rather showed these incoming seniors that it takes a constant commitment to have continued winning seasons. Santa Teresa Complete Team Preview Linked Here
David Aldama among State's top 4A linemen
At 5-foot-9 and 285 pounds David Aldama out of Santa Teresa High School is one of the best, if not the best offensive linemen returning from the Class of 2014. If he was 6-foot-4, 285 pounds he would likely be headed to New Mexico State or UTEP, he is that good. Strong grades in the classroom, fantastic social skills... Feature on David Aldama Linked Here
Queving Redding helps build Hawk's program
He is a three year starter at quarterback. He knows the system and understands the importance of being a senior at Centennial High School. Queving Redding out of the Class of 2014 will be among Centennial's first graduating Class next spring. A dual threat quarterback that can make plays both through the air and on the ground... Feature on Queving Redding helping to build Centennial's Program Linked Here
Leadership role belongs to Joah Franzoy
A few names we remember: Chris Hutchinson, Yanni Sueter, Axten Franzoy, and this season Joah Franzoy takes on the leadership role for the Trojans. Franzoy is a three year starter at linebacker and Head Mayfield Football Coach Michael Bradley expects him to rise to the occasion in 2013. Feature on Franzoy and Leadership
Mayfield Coach Michael Bradley talks leadership
The Mayfield Trojan's weight room/field house is covered in life mottos like "Champions Never Quit", "Attentiveness", etc. and with strong senior leadership comes on the field success, but more importantly comes success later in life when high school athletes hang up their cleats and become husbands and fathers. Feature on Bradley talking leadership Linked Here
Kavika Johnson read to lead Trojans
Standing 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Kavika Johnson out of Mayfield High School from the Class of 2015 is another quarterback to watch on the recruiting circuit. One of the best pure passers we've have seen during 10 high school stops around the State of New Mexico. Feature On Kavika Johnson Linked Here
Bernalillo 7-On Top Prospect Report
The annual Bernalillo 7-On featured some top teams from around the Northern Region of New Mexico. Today, Kyle Henderson of NMPreps.com breaks down some of the top athletes at the event. Top Prospect Report Linked Here
Team Preview: Del Norte Preview
Low light in the weight room, no music, just echoes of weights hitting the floor. Del Norte has won just 19 games over the last six years and under first year Head Coach Bruce Binkley during the 2012 season they went 2-8, so really there is nothing to brag or boast about. They're working to get to that next level, sweat, work, and more sweat seems to be the theme. Del Norte Knight Preview Linked Here
Eastern New Mexico Mini Camp Report
The Eastern New Mexico Football Coaching Staff held a one-day Junior/Senior Camp at Cleveland High School on Tuesday, June 18th. Over 40 athletes from various high schools attended the event. NMPreps.com's Kyle Henderson breaks down the top talent that attended the mini-camp. Eastern New Mexico Mini Camp Report Linked Here
Team Preview: Cleveland Storm
It's amazing to think that this program just started playing varsity football during the 2009 season and already, they are a yearly contender for the 5A State Championship. During the 2011 season, the Storm went 13-0 under Kirk Potter winning the Class 5A State Championship led by now current New Mexico Lobo Quarterback Cole Gautsche who also won the NMPreps.com Mr. Football Award that same season. Potter resigned after the perfect season and Heath Ridenour was named Head Coach. Cleveland Storm Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: La Cueva Bears
The La Cueva Bears are the only Albuquerque Metro Area Program to have won a State Football Championship since the 2000 season. In fact the Bears did it three times in 2003, 2004, and in 2009 all under former Head Coach Fred Romero. When Romero left and was replaced by Ed Lucero, the Bears continued their winning ways going 8-4 in 2011 and 9-2 during the 2012 season. La Cueva Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: Valley Vikings
The Valley Vikings were 2-8 during the 2011 season, Enrico Marcelli took over for long time Valley Head Football Coach Vince Collins and turned the program around as the Vikings posted their best record over the last six years going 7-4 on the season. In fact the Vikings were just 10 points away from being 10-1 last year, losing by one point to La Cueva, losing by seven to Eldorado, and losing to Volcano Vista by two in the play-offs. Valley Team Preview Linked Here
Dangerous Combination: Coleman & Molina
I'll be at Valley High School next Monday, June 17th for the continuation of my prep football summer tour, but I watching Quarterback Bo Coleman and Aaron Molina work the field Wednesday Night during a 7-On against Eldorado a combination feature was a must. Video Highlights Linked Here
Team Preview: Los Lunas Tigers
The story line for the 2013 season is pretty straight forward. Can 1st Year Head Coach Duane Toliver keep the program rolling? With 15 returning starters from a team that went 12-1 during the 2012 season, the expectations are extremely high for the Tigers who have won a total of 30 games over the last three seasons. Los Lunas Complete Team Preview Linked Here
Lobo Camp Report
The 2013 University of New Mexico football team camp finished day one with plenty of action. Several of the Albuquerque - Metro Area teams participated in the contest along with some teams from southern New Mexico. NMPreps.com Staff Analyst Josh Grine breaks down Lobo Camp... Complete Recap Here
Video: One Armed Defensive Back Brandon Madrid
During his junior season in 2012 Brandon Madrid out of Albuquerque (N.M.) Volcano Vista pulled down 9 interceptions. Madrid who has been without his left arm since birth is one of the top defensive backs in New Mexico out of the Class of 2014. Video of the one armed Brandon Madrid Linked Here
Team Preview: Volcano Vista Hawks
We've been waiting for Volcano Vista to have their "breakout season" at the 5A level and it finally happened during the 2012 season when Volcano Vista reached the 2012 5A Semifinals. The program has been built from the ground up by six year Head Football Coach Chad Wallin who has a career win loss record of 25-30. Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: Manzano Monarchs
The Manzano Monarchs enter the 2013 season riding a four game losing streak that dates back to their first round play-off loss against Mayfield losing 35-28. Now in his second year as Head Coach of the Manzano Monarchs Chad Adcox does not seem flustered or if his back is against the wall, rather he is very confident on keeping the Manzano Football Program among not just the Elite in Albuquerque, but among the Elite in New Mexico. Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: Sandia Matadors
The 2012 Football Season is tough to forget for Sandia Matador Football Fans alike. They were just a touchdown away from winning their first big school football state championship since the 70's. The good news is this season is more about unfinished business than re-loading as the Matadors return some amazing talent especially on the defensive side of the football. Team Preview Linked Here
Team Preview: Eldorado Eagles
The Eldorado Eagles went 6-6 during the 2012 season losing to Las Cruces 55-28 in the 5A Semifinals. The Eagles started the season 3-1, but midseason losses against Rio Rancho, Volcano Vista, La Cueva, and Sandia nearly knocked the Eagles out of the play-offs, until their 32-27 victory over Manzano in a pivotal must win district game. Team Preview Linked Here
Zach Gentry Is Big Time
Eldorado Eagle Quarterback Zach Gentry out of the Class of 2016 is no doubt big time and has been gaining steam on the recruiting circut picking up his latest offer from the Louisville Cardinals. In this exclusive video interview, we catch up with Gentry as he talks recruiting.
Henderson talks top prospects from Soldier Field
Owner and Publisher of NMPreps.com Kyle Henderson talks about a few top prospects to watch for the 2013 season from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. In this early June of 2013 Video Kyle Henderson talks top high school football players. Click Here To Watch The Video.
New Mexico State Aggie Camp Recap
(LAS CRUCES, NM) - The 2013 New Mexico State University football camp took place today with several of the top players and teams making the trip to Las Cruces. The camp had teams from all over the state, from Farmington to Rio Rancho along with local teams. Also, the camp had representatives from Texas and Colorado both teams and individual players. Complete recap linked here
New Mexico State Aggie Camp Recap
Usually when you interview top football prospects each student athlete is quick to know their previous season stats, but that is not the case for Kamal Cass out of Clovis, New Mexico who is an early favorite for the 2013 NMPreps.com Mr. Football Award. Kamal Cass Already Considered A Clovis Great Linked Here

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