The regular season was a success, but the real challenge begins now, in the postseason. Aztec will challenge Ruidoso on the road at 12:00 PM on Saturday. Aztec strut in flaunting some offensive muscle with an average of 35.6 points per game.
After flying high against Gallup two weeks ago, Aztec came back down to earth. Aztec took a 14-27 hit to the loss column at the hands of Bloomfield. The loss shouldn't obscure the performances of junior Alex Parra, who picked up 157 yards on the ground on 32 carries, and senior Zach Taylor, who picked up 91 yards on the ground on 14 carries and accumulated 84 passing yards. Senior Zach Taylor has been one of Aztec's standout athletes in their past five games.
Meanwhile, Ruidoso's three-game streak of losses has finally come to an end. They were the clear victor by a 36-8 margin over Moriarty. Ruidoso were expected to win, but the margin was definitely larger than the state rankings had forecast.
Ruidoso's win lifted them to 6-4 while Aztec's defeat dropped them down to 5-5. The Ruidoso defense got after the quarterback against Moriarty to the tune of seven sacks, so Aztec's offensive line better have put in some good practice this past week in preparation for the game.
Playoff bracket for these teams
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