Mayfield vs. La Cueva

Ronnie Daniels might be the top overall prospect in the state right now. He will need a big night if La Cueva is going to pull off the upset.

Mayfield vs. La Cueva
The stars will be out and shining bright this weekend when La Cueva goes on the road to take on Mayfield.

La Cueva comes into this game with an impressive 8-3 record.  They have lost to good teams however and shouldn't be taken lightly.  They have great skill position players in Ronnie Daniels and Gus Bowe.  I've said it before, but in my opinion Ronnie Daniels is the best overall prospect in the state right now.  That's saying a lot when you remember he's only a sophomore.  Gus Bowe is having a good year and is a threat to do damage when he has the ball in his hands.  QB Jonathan Wade has been good enough to keep teams honest.  On defense Bobby Denning and Dave King have also been very good.  They get overshadowed because of the talent on offense but they are good in their own right.

What can you say about Mayfield?  In a year that was supposed to be somewhat of a rebuilding year they go 8-2 on the year only losing to Las Cruces and Eldorado.  Their losses were also very close and they could have ended up winning those games.  The Trojans had to replace so much talent but they always seem to reload not rebuild.  QB Austin Hooker had the daunting task of replacing the legend that is Matt Sandoval, but he has gotten better each and every week and is now looking as though he will be one of the top signal callers in New Mexico next season.  RB Jacob Ceniceros is as good as any back in the state, he missed some time early in the season with an injury, but since his return he has been lights out.  As good as those two young men are, the best college prospect on the team is DE JD Orudnez.  If he were three inches taller he would probably end up being a kid that college coaches would take a look at.

I really like the talent that will be on the field in this game.  While I love the skill talent at La Cueva, it's hard to go against what Mayfield does every week.  I'll take Mayfield 35 La Cueva 20.

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