Posted On: 06/18/22 4:19 PM

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Highland 2022 Preview

Head Coach: Phillip Lovato

Mascot: Hornets

Twitter: @HHS_HornetsFB (Team); @CoachLovato (Head Coach)

Colors: Navy Blue, Gold, and White

Enrollment: 1,128

2021 Record: 3-8 (Played 8 Games; 3 Games Forfeited)

Overview: Legendary college basketball coach and broadcaster Al McGuire always said the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores. If true, Highland could experience a significant jump in 2022 as they Hornets were one of the state’s youngest teams last season with a roster filled with freshmen. The Hornets had a run-dominated offense last season but the arm strength and passing abilities of sophomore southpaw quarterback Isai  Herrera, who has been impressive so far in the Albuquerque Metro Passing League, allows the Hornets to put the ball in the air more this season. When your coach describes you as ‘amazing,’ you know you’re doing something right. Herrera is a three-sport athlete who also excels at basketball and track. This is Herrera’s first season playing quarterback, so he faces a learning curve. But he certainly possesses the physical skills both throwing and running to play quarterback at a high level for the next three seasons.

Sophomore Amiri Mumba (263 rushing yards in 4 games last season) leads the

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