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Thursday July 4 Sports Office


ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Eastdale’s all-star team began play in the Southwest region on Thursday. It was a tough day for Team New Mexico as the team lost their opener to Mississippi 7-1. They now move to the elimination bracket and will play Arkansas at 10 a.m. on Longhorn Network and ESPN+.

After the 2021 season which has seen a number of quarterbacks start for the Lobos, the big question for the cherry and the money is who will be under center for the upcoming season. CJ Montes got the majority of first-team reps in spring training, but coach Gonzales said the job is still up for grabs and hopes someone will part ways during fall camp.

“Between now and August 20, we’re going to split those reps up so we can assess these guys and find out who’s the best player to lead our team,” he said. “After August 20, we will start grooming this guy with leadership. If he shows his head sooner, we’ll announce it sooner. I have no desire to wait and hide anything from anyone because it doesn’t matter. The guys on our team need to know who our quarterback is.

Meanwhile, the Artesia Bulldogs are poised to add to their record number of state championships. This is the second year under head coach Maupin, and he believes a full offseason with the team will make a huge difference.

“I mean it started in the off-season that we had after. We changed our culture in the weight room, we changed our culture in training, Maupin said. “You know last year I came in really late and we haven’t had the whole year and so this year we’re excited to know where we are.”

Elsewhere, New Mexico United suffered a 2-1 loss on Wednesday night. The two surrendered goals came within five minutes of spamming each other and surprised the players into failing defence.

“It’s easy to say it was a lack of focus, but I don’t know,” said Josh Suggs. “We need to see it back on film and see exactly what happened and where we went wrong, because right now I have no idea.”