Posted On: 03/24/21 8:44 PM

Week 4 of the once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) abbreviated spring season is almost here and it could aptly be titled, “Rivalry Weekend.” Plenty of passionate-filled matchups around the state. It should be an action- packed weekend for high school football fans around the state.

Here are the Top 13 games of Week 4:

Game of the Week: Rio Rancho at Cleveland (Fri., 7 p.m.)

It’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. If the first decade of the 21st century plus three years belonged in large part to the Las Cruces schools (Las Cruces and Mayfield combined for nine titles between 2000-13), the epicenter of New Mexico high school football has now shifted to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Since 2014, Cleveland and Rio Rancho have won two states titles apiece. The last time we saw these bitter rivals on the same field together, they delivered an epic Class 6A championship game in 2019 when the Storm pulled out a 48-40 victory with a last-minute goal line stand.

We could definitely see the same type of high-scoring affair Friday night at Cleveland’s Storm Stadium. Both teams possess high-powered offensive talent and the defenses will have to bring their A-games to keep the score down.

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