Posted On: 03/21/21 10:06 PM

Week 3 of the much-anticipated New Mexico spring football season is in the books. Here is our whip-around of the week’s top team performances, top games and top finishes.

Team of the Week: Atrisco Heritage.  After earning a spot in the Class 6A playoffs in 2017, the Jaguars fell off the cliff in 2018 and 2019, winning just one game in each of those seasons. Enter new head coach Howard Knezevich, a former Rio Rancho assistant who obviously knew a thing or two about what a winning high school football program looks, acts and feels like.

Knezevich’s efforts over the past 15 months paid handsome dividends on Thursday night when Atrisco Heritage routed Manzano, 53-8, at Community College. Between sophomore QB Myles Lane (the 2023 QB class in New Mexico is LOADED) and senior running back Jaden Cowley (two long TD runs), the Jaguars steamrolled Manzano’s defense all night long.

Honorable Mention: Volcano Vista

Best Team Defensive Performance: Goddard. The Rockets tuned up for Week’s rivalry matchup with crosstown rival Roswell by shutting down Lovington in a 50-0 victory at the Wool Bowl. Lovington came into the game on the heels of impressive victories over Ruidoso and Hobbs, and with

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