Artesia and Clovis played their game on national TV and they didn't disappoint. Clovis pulled off the upset and is our selection as team of the week.
Team of the Week
To be 100% honest how can we have
picked anyone else besides Clovis?
Not only did they beat a great Artesia team but they beat them on
national TV. Look call it like it
is, Landry Jones was the only reason this game was featured on ESPN. Every game they have televised this
season has had a major recruit playing in it. It was a chance for the nation to see
Jones play in person in a game situation, that's the premise behind these
Even though ESPN wanted Jones and
Artesia to be the main focus of the ball game, someone forgot to tell that to
Clovis. In our game preview we thought Artesia
just had to many weapons and to much speed. We also thought that the key Clovis was their run game
and if they could keep it close to win it late. Clovis was down 24-14 in the fourth quarter
when their run game took over. RB
Manuel Robles rushed for three
touchdowns and Scott McMath added
two rushing scores of his own as the Wildcats pulled the upset 35-31.
Jones threw for 300 yards and 1
touchdown he also ran for 2 touchdowns, but the problem was his two
interceptions he threw. Artesia
also got scores from Derrick Montoya
and Caylan Hutson caught the Jones
The biggest winner of this game is
high school football. New Mexico HS
football proved they do have elite level players. While we might not have the amount of
elite level players that other states around the nation do, New Mexico does play good
high school football.