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December 7, 2013

Las Cruces Defeats Mayfield 27-26 In Epic Finish

The Las Cruces Bulldawgs defeated the Mayfield Trojans in epic fashion on Saturday. Full game highlights coming soon.

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Las Cruces 27, Mayfield 26
The Las Cruces Bulldawgs won their 6th State Championship under head football coach Jim Miller on Saturday in a thriller. After the Trojans led 14-0 in the first, the Dawgs made it a 20-20 half-time score when Allen Garcia hit a 36-yard field goal just before half. J.J. Granados would score his 42nd touchdown of the season to put the Dawgs up 27-20 in the 3rd quarter until Mayfield's David Stookey scored with just over a minute to play to make it 27-26. The PAT was blocked by Las Cruces defensive back Jalen Bishop. The Bulldawgs finish the year 12-1 and have now won 6 state titles since the 1998 season. The Bulldawgs were led by J.J. Granados on the day with ran for 259-yards and scored one touchdown. Allen Garcia kicked two field goals on the day, one from 36-yards and one from 30-yards. Kam Miller threw for 116-yards, 1 touchdown, and two interceptions. Mayfield was led by Phillip Ehly who scored a rushing touchdown, Isaiah Lerman who returned an interception 62-yards for a score, and by Kavika Johnson who ran for 50-yards and 1 touchdown.

The Road To The 2013 5A State Title Game
Points For: 588
Points Against: 163
Overall Record 12-1
District 3-5A Runner Ups
W - EP Chapin 56-14
W - Eldorado 38-8
W - Cibola 47-12
W - Rio Rancho 42-6
W - La Cueva 20-0
W - Artesia 54-0
W - Onate 55-19
W - Alamogordo 50-0
W - Gadsden 56-6
L - Mayfield 28-20
W - Sandia 56-8 *5A Quarterfinal Game
W - Valley 68-36 *5A Semifinal Game
W - Mayfield 27-26 *5A State Title Game

Head Coach: Jim Miller
Jim Miller played quarterback during the 1980's under former Roswell Head Coach Jim Bradley Sr. After high school, Miller went on to play at New Mexico State. He took over as Head Coach at Las Cruces high after Kirk Potter left Las Cruces for Carlsbad and since 1999 Miller has brought home 6 state championships in 6 title appearances. The 1999 team which went 14-0 is considered one of the greatest prep football teams of all-time.

Las Cruces 2013 Impact Players
Kameron Miller, QB, So.
Allen Garcia, WR/K, Sr.
Andrew Thatcher, WR, Sr.
JR Hernandez, DB, Sr.
JJ Granados, RB, Sr.
Isaiah McIntyre, DB, Jr.
Austin Salas, RB/LB, Sr.
Sam Denmark, LB, Sr.
Carlos Campos, OL, Jr.
Stefano Hernandez, OL, Sr.
David Ramirez, DL, Sr.
Jalen Bishop, DB, Sr.

Las Cruces State Championship History
13 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 27, Mayfield 26
12 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 35, Sandia 28
08 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 26, Elo. 21
02 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 17, Mayfield 14
00 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 45, Carlsbad 21
99 - 5A Title Game: Las Cruces 24, Goddard 12
75 - 4A Title Game: Las Cruces 13, Eldorado 15
63 - AA Title Game: Highland 20, Las Cruces 0
59 - AA Title Game: Las Cruces 31, Artesia 7
55 - AA Title Game: Roswell 19, Las Cruces 14

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