2021 Tampa Plant Football

Posted On: 04/14/21 10:16 AM

The New Mexico spring high school football season is over. But don’t blink because the regularly scheduled fall season will be here before you know it.

Cleveland dominated Class 6A in the spring, winning all four games handily, including 42-0 over rival Rio Rancho and 56-7 over Las Cruces in the bowl game at UNM Stadium. Had a blue trophy been awarded, Cleveland would have likely captured its second straight title. But the Storm lose a ton of talent, most of which is headed to the next level.

Here are 10 Class 6A players we’re looking forward to watching in the fall:

Aden Chavez Aden Chavez 6'5" | QB Cibola | 2023 NM , QB Cibola: Arguably the state’s top 2023 prospect suffered a broken collarbone in Cibola’s second and final spring game, a 29-22 win over Eldorado. Prior to that, the 6-foot-5 Chavez performed at the high level we expected. The fall could be his coming out party both locally and nationally. Cibola will make plenty of noise.

Daniel Ayala Daniel Ayala 6'0" | QB West Mesa | 2022 State NM , QB West Mesa: Ayala led the Mustangs to a perfect 3-0 record this spring, throwing for 404 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was supported by two running backs headed to Eastern New Mexico. But Mustangs

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