Posted On: 04/1/21 4:56 PM

Week 5 of the once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) abbreviated spring high school season gets underway Thursday with six games scheduled and continues Friday with 18 games.

Here are our 20 players to watch in the games being played Thursday and Friday of Week 5:

Juan Fuentes, Dexter: The Demons have posted mercy rule victories over Tucumcari and Hagerman following the loss to Portales. Dexter faces unbeaten Socorro (4-0) Thursday afternoon at UNM Stadium in Albuquerque. Fuentes leads the Demons in rushing (175 yards) and receiving (11 receptions for 151 yards).     

Marcus Rodriguez, Lovington: The Wildcats are playing in Thursday’s Class 4A ‘Bowl game’ against Bloomfield in part because Rodriguez is one of the best two-way players in the classification. He has 194 rushing yards and a team-high 57 tackles and 7.0 TFL on defense.

Raymundo Alcantar, Bloomfield: Alcantar, the Bobcats’ QB, did just about everything in last week’s 40-0 whitewashing of Aztec. Bloomfield is 2-2 and has been excellent defensively except for the matchup with Farmington.

Kaden Trevino, Hobbs: Trevino had a huge role in Hobbs’ stunning 56-27 victory over Artesia last week with several explosive plays. He had 2 receptions for 85 yards and a kickoff return for 88 yards.

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