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December 6, 2013

Preview: No. 3 Silver vs. No. 9 Robertson

Today we release our 2013 Class 3A State Title Game Preview between 9-3 Silver and 8-5 Robertson.

3A State Title Game
No. 3 Silver vs. No. 9 Robertson
Location: Las Vegas
Game Time: 1PM MST
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NMPreps.com's 2013 3A State Title Game Preview
Silver Team Preview Robertson Team Preview
When the month of November hit, Silver started peaking at the right time and has since looked like the top overall team in Class 3A. They beat Socorro 55-0, beat Hot Springs 47-7, beat Hope 48-3, and last weekend they beat Ruidoso in Ruidoso mind you 41-28. Quarterback Derek Salas a three year starter has thrown for 2,500-yards and 30 touchdowns. RB Franky Castillo who is only a junior has also stepped it up as of late having multiple 100-yard games. On defense watch for Gabe Morales in the secondary, Derek Salas and Castillo are also top secondary players. This is a very resilient team that has came up big on defense lately, but what has made them a contender is their power run game. They have two running backs with over 1,400-yards this year. James Gonzales III has ran for 1,476-yards and 17 touchdowns and Dominic Lucero has rushed for 1,407-yards and 17 touchdowns, that's 2,800-yards and 24 touchdowns. At Quarterback is Nathan Lesperance who has thrown for 756-yards and 8 touchdowns. On defense watch for Kenneth Lara who is only a junior, but leads the team in tackles with 112. Sophomore Amos Rivera has 8.5 sacks.
Silver Head Coach: Butch Branson Robertson Head Coach: Leroy Gonzales
Butch Branson took over as Silver Head Football Coach during the 2010 season and has a career record of 40-12 over the last four seasons. Branson who does not receive much hype, has established Silver as a year in year out top contender, in-fact this will be Silver's second straight trip to the State Title Game. Leroy Gonzales figured out a way to beat Portales on the road, St. Michael's who was riding a 23 game winning streak and who had beaten then earlier in the year 50-0, found a way to beat Taos who had beaten then 14-13, pretty amazing second half season adjustments.
Silver Impact Player: Derek Salas Robertson Impact Player: James Gonzales III
Senior QB who has thrown for 2,500-yards and 30 touchdowns. Senior RB who has ran for 1,476-yards and 17 touchdowns.
Additional Silver Players To Watch Additional Robertson Players To Watch
Gabe Morales ATH Sr.
Derek Salas QB Sr.
Franky Castillo RB/DB Jr.
DJ Bleich LB Jr.
Jorge Rodriguez OL Sr.
Branndon Molina OL Sr.
James Gonzales III RB Sr.
Dominic Lucero RB Jr.
Nathan Lesperance QB Sr.
Kenneth Yara LB Jr.
Josh Romero OL Jr.
Amos River So. DL
2013 Silver Team Schedule 2013 Robertson Team Schedule
Points For: 469
Points Against: 199
Record Vs. 3A Teams: 5-2
District 3-3A Champs
W - Cobre 49-6
W - Hope 28-8
W - Hatch 35-30
W - Grants 21-6
L - Deming 35-19
L - Ruidoso 31-28
W - Santa Teresa 42-7
L - St. Mike's 35-14
W - Socorro 55-0
W - Hot Springs 47-7
W - Hope 48-3 *Quarterfinals
W - Ruidoso 41-28 *Semifinals
@ Robertson *3A State Title Game
Points For: 324
Points Against: 237
Record Vs. 3A Teams: 7-4
District 2-3A Champs
L - Portales 16-4
W - Lovington 27-18
L - Santa Rosa 24-8
L - St. Mike's 50-0
W - Capital 47-8
L - Ruidoso 28-14
W - Pojoaque 55-39
W - Raton 40-13
L - Taos 14-13
W - West LV 53-0
W - Portales 36-0
W - St. Mike's 22-13 *3A Quarterfinals
W - Taos 21-16 *3A Semifinals
vs. Silver *3A State Title Game

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