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Arnie’s Picks for State Football

Making picks kicks off New Mexico state football tournament quarterfinals that will be played tonight and tomorrow afternoon

Selecting all 16 contests is a guessing game, but it costs nothing unless you are a betting person

Arnie Leshin

By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today

Unless you already know the fix is in, picking winners is merely a speculation, nothing else. It’s like the Lottery where you piece together numbers of your choice.

It’s like looking over the New Mexico state football tournament and deciding to not only think of who looks good, but even include the final score. It’s all off the top of the head with a bit of research included.

The state tournament quarterfinals will be played tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Only 2A has a champion after undefeated Fort Sumner/House overwhelmed Escalante, 55-7, last week. So from 2A, let’s step along to 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A.

The seeds, the schools, the records, the scores.

3A:  (9) Newcomb (9-2) at (1) Eunice (10-0).              Eunice 36-13.

        (5) Raton (9-2) at (4) Estancia (6-4).                     Estancia 32-19.

        (6) Tularosa (8-3) at (3) Santa Rosa (7-3).            Santa Rosa 22-12.

        (7) Dexter (6-5) at (2) Capitan (9-1).                     Capitan 24-7.

 

4A:  (8) Hatch Valley (7-4) at (1) St. Michael’s (9-1). St. Michael’s 28-14.      

        (5) Moriarty (8-3) at (4) Ruidoso (7-3).                Ruidoso 27-20.

        (6) West Las Vegas (7-4) at (3) Robertson (9-1). Robertson 44-16.

        (7) Taos (8-3) at (2) Portales (9-1).                       Portales 27-7.

 

5A:  (8) St. Pius X (7-4) at (1) Artesia (8-2).               Artesia 44-24.

        (5) Los Lunas (8-3) at (4) Farmington (7-3).        Los Lunas 33-20.

        (6) Aztec (6-5) at (3) Roswell (7-3).                     Roswell 30-20.

        (7) Miyamura (9-2) at (2) Belen (10-0).               Belen 37-17.

 

6A:  (9) Clovis (6-5) at (1) Manzano (10-0).               Manzano 42-13.

(5) Rio Rancho (9-2) at (4) Las Cruces (9-1).      Las Cruces 24-21.

      (6) Hobbs (9-2) at (3) Cleveland (9-1).                Cleveland 34-14.

        (7) Eldorado (7-4) at (2) La Cueva (9-1).             La Cueva 36-13.

Stay tuned, the selections will continue for the semifinals and the finals.

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