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Four Bulldogs named to ALL-USA New Mexico Team

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A total of four Bulldogs were recently named to USA Today’s 2017 ALL-USA New Mexico Football Team.

USA Today High School Sports selects the annual team, comprised of athletes from all classifications, based on their athletic achievements during the 2017 football season.
Coach of the Year honors went to Chad Adcox of Manzano, who led the Monarchs to the school’s first-ever state championship over La Cueva.


Offensive Player of the Year: Jordan Byrd, Manzano

First Team

QB: Jordan Byrd, Manzano
RB: Diego Casillas, Belen
RB: Isaac Torres, Cleveland
WR: Brandon Baeza, Las Cruces
WR: Alec Finney, Hobbs
TE: Nathanual tarbox, Raton
OL: Devon Gonzales, West Mesa
OL: Cannin Prieto, Hobbs
OL: Evan Tafoya-Vallo, Rio Rancho
OL: Michael Taylor, Cleveland
OL: Cassius Trujillo, West Las Vegas

Second Team

QB: Gavin Hardison, Hobbs
RB: Xavier Ivey-Saud, Manzano
RB: Angel Ramirez, Atrisco Heritage
WR: Jacob Brown, Farmington
WR: Reece Wilkinson, La Cueva
TE: Santiago Cortez, Taos
OL: Beau Kelley, Artesia
OL: Victor Bolanos, Roswell High
OL: Travis Hacker, Eunice
OL: Greg Romero, Manzano
OL: Hunter St. John, Clovis


Defensive Player of the Year: Rowdy Robinson, Belen

First Team

DL: Keshawn Banks, Rio Rancho
DL: Darian Duran, Robertson
DL: Dylan Garay, Hatch Valley
DL: Julian Royal, Hobbs
LB: Miguel Martinez, Artesia
LB: Cameron Herrera, Manzano
LB: Rowdy Robinson, Belen
DB: Arjay Ortiz, Robertson
DB: Cameron Santa Cruz, Eunice
DB: Brandon Vidal, Miyamura
DB: Monroe Young, Onate

Second Team

DL: Blaine Gallegos, Rio Rancho
DL: Deveyion Jackson, Manzano
DL: Ryan McClain, La Cueva
DL: Clay Bob Stearns, Capitan
LB: Colin Flood, Artesia
LB: Price Bowen, Capitan
LB: Jake Reed, Cleveland
DB: Denver Williams, Artesia
DB: Kameron Baca, Belen
DB: Hunter Cardiff, La Cueva
DB: Robert Roller, Ruidoso

Special Teams

K: Pit Kramer, Eunice

Brienne Green
Daily Press Editor

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