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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
4. Espanola Valley
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
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
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
Coach of the Year: Bob Scott Los
1. Ruben Martinez RB – Los Alamos
2. Marc Moulton QB –
3. Ray Keith OL – Espanola Valley
4. Marshall Markham RB –
5. Raul Rodriguez RB – Los Alamos
6. Juan Carlos Medina WR –
7. Cory Clark DB – Los Alamos
8. Jerrard Matthews DE –
9. Matt Zocco Ath – Los Alamos
10. Dominic Medrano –