Moriarty vs St. Pius
This game is really interesting to me. Moriarty is undefeated this season and has really played great defense along the way. Their defense allows their offense to be in good field position for the most part. They need to play well to keep winning. St. Pius was really thought of really highly before the season started. However, they were hit hard with injuries in the early part of the year. Most of those athletes have returned and they are playing well right now. So what gives? I'll take St. Pius in an upset 28-21.
Aztec vs. Kirtland Central
Aztec is coming off a loss last week to Piedra Vista. Ryley Hegarty is one of the top QB's to ever play in the state of New Mexico, he's looking to cap off a great career with a terrific showing in the playoff push. Kirtland Central has been playing well as of late. They need to keep pace with Aztec to make a serious playoff push. I'll say that Aztec is over their loss last week so I'll take Aztec big 42-14.
Mayfield vs. Goddard
This could be an interesting game because teams that run the ball well have been able to at least play with Mayfield. While Goddard isn't in the same class as Alamogordo or a Clovis they can run the ball with their huge line up front. Mayfield QB Matt Sandoval is one of the most underrated players in New Mexico all he does is make plays week after week. I'll take Mayfield in a good game. 28-10.
Highland vs. Rio Grande
Highland is a team that not to many teams are talking about in the 5A ranks. But they just keep winnning and that says a lot about the character of this ball club. Rio Grande isn't in a must win but a win here would all but wrap up a playoff spot. Highland has only had one slip up all season so I'll play the odds and say Highland wins 24-20.
Onate vs. Las Cruces
Preseason Onate was thought of as a possible top 5 type team. They are on the verge of maybe not getting into the playoffs if they don't take care of these next two games. Las Cruces is a solid team that is coming on strong and they want a playoff spot as well. This game could end up being really good so I'll take Onate in a close one 21-17.