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 Carrell Sam Carrell 6'4" | DL Sandia | 2021 State NM and Ruidoso tight end Grant Oberheu Grant Oberheu 6'3" | LB Ruidoso | 2021 State NM opting out of the spring to enroll at their respective colleges (Baylor and New Mexico State), 2022 Gallup (NM) Miyamura quarterback Cael Stewart Cael Stewart 6'4" | QB Miyamura | 2022 AZ 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 Carrillo Caleb Carrillo 5'8" | QB Farmington | 2021 State NM .

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.

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