Posted On: 11/9/20 10:15 PM
The fallout from the NMAA’s decision to postpone high school football season until the spring continues in earnest.
In the wake of Sandia defensive end Sam CarrellSamCarrell6'4" | DLSandia | 2021StateNM and Ruidoso tight end Grant OberheuGrantOberheu6'3" | LBRuidoso | 2021StateNM opting out of the spring to enroll at their respective colleges (Baylor and New Mexico State), 2022 Gallup (NM) Miyamura quarterback Cael StewartCaelStewart6'4" | QBMiyamura | 2022StateNM transferred to St. Johns (Ariz.) High School last month.
The 6-foot-4 Stewart quickly won the starting job and has started the last two games for the Redskins. In his debut on Oct. 31, he threw touchdown passes of 64 and 4 yards. Last Friday, Stewart led St. Johns to a 49-6 victory over Arete Prep by accounting for three touchdowns – two rushing and one passing.
Prep Redzone New Mexico recently ranked Stewart as the No. 2 quarterback in Northern New Mexico behind only Farmington’s Caleb CarrilloCalebCarrillo5'8" | QBFarmington | 2021StateNM.
Obviously, his absence is a huge blow to Miyamura’s prospects in the spring as the Patriots try to maneuver through a challenging schedule featuring Farmington, Piedra Vista, Capital, Taos and local rival Gallup.