District Preview: 4A 2

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4A 2

 

Last Season

Los Alamos ran away with this district going 11-1 on the year.  Capital and Bernalillo both had good years going 6-3.  Espanola Valley was a solid team finishing up 4-6, while Taos brought up the rear going 1-10 on the year.

 

Predicted Order of Finish

1. Los Alamos

2. Capital

3. Bernalillo

4. Espanola Valley

5. Taos

 

Sneak Peak

Los Alamos:  What can you say about this team?  They had a magical '06 season and return lots of great athletes who are ready to defend their district title.  One of the studs is recent New Mexico State commit Ruben Martinez.  Martinez as a junior rushed for more than 1400 yards and found the end zone an amazing 24 times.  Expect him to have a big time senior year.  Also helping him in the backfield will be speedy junior Raul Rodriguez.  As a sophomore Rodriguez showed his great speed and playmaking abilities.  Another player to watch out for on the offensive side of the ball is Matt Zocco who Los Alamos is expecting big things from this season.    On the defensive side the ball the secondary is anchored by Cory Clark.  He is little in stature but comes up huge on the field.

 

Capital:  The Jaguars had a good 2006 finishing 6-3 overall.  They return enough talent to challenge Los Alamos for the title.  On the offensive side of the ball QB Marc Moulton is one of the top players at his position in the state.  The 6'3 signal caller threw for more than 1200 yards as a junior, he is also a good runner and forces teams to pay attention to him at all times.  Moulton isn't the only stud they have returning.  Capital is expecting huge things this year from RB Marshall Markham, WR Dominic Medrano and DE Jerrard Matthews.  As you can see they have lots of talent to play with.  If they can get some wins early and sustain some momentum they can compete with Los Alamos.

 

Bernalillo:  Pretty good in '06 finishing up with a 6-3 season.  They return lots of talent but they got beat up pretty good by Los Alamos and Capital and need to step it up a notch to make a run at those two.  The good thing is that they were extremely young last season and return a ton of players, 41 in all.  If all that youth takes all that experience and learns from it they could make a run.

 

Espanola Valley:  Head Coach Manny Medina had a pretty good year.  That year watched them go 4-6 overall.  Espanola Valley played well against a lot of teams but they got handled pretty good by teams in the district.  The good news is they return a huge offensive line anchored by Ray Keith.  The 6'3 320 pound offensive lineman has been hearing from both New Mexico and New Mexico State and appears to be one of the better linemen in the state.  Also watch out for junior Nathan Medina.  The 6'3 260 pound junior will be one of the better position players over the next two years.

 

Taos:  Taos had a rough '06 only winning 1 game.  However they did play well enough to compete against both Espanola Valley and Bernalillo.  In both of those games they proved they can play with just about anyone if they play to their capabilities.  Players to keep an eye on FS Juan Carlos Medina he has great size at 6'3 180 and is ready for a big year. 

 

Offensive Player of the Year:  Ruben Martinez RB Los Alamos

Defensive Player of the Year:  Cory Clark DB Los Alamos

Coach of the Year:  Bob Scott Los Alamos

 

Top Players

1. Ruben Martinez RB – Los Alamos

2. Marc Moulton QB – Capital

3. Ray Keith OL – Espanola Valley

4. Marshall Markham RB – Capital

5. Raul Rodriguez RB – Los Alamos

6. Juan Carlos Medina WR – Taos

7. Cory Clark DB – Los Alamos

8. Jerrard Matthews DE – Capital

9. Matt Zocco Ath – Los Alamos

10.  Dominic Medrano – Capital

 

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