This will be a good game between two unbeaten teams. Go Rams!
Should be the game of the week,Im taking the Blazers on this one,
Steve O I guess u had a change of heart from last week, why u going w AMERICAS this week???
Montwood will put 9 in the box and stop Fields, Americas is one deminsional, Fields left Fields right....u really think the Blazers will beat the mighty Rams???
MW was able to contain Fields enough last season to get a close win. But that was last season. This season MW has struggled with teams with good s good running game. Coronado ran the ball well against them in the first half of the game.
If they are unable to contain Fields, Americas will win.
This match up favors Americas on both sides of the ball
Montwood won't be able to stop the running game
Americas defense is probably the best in 1 6A
Trailblazers will control the clock and get enough stops to keep Rams in check
Do not see how Montwood can pull this one off
Montwood beats Americas in OVERTIME again just as last year.
Americas has more to worry about then MW does. Eastwood had them in panic mode until Americas defense bailed them out. Eastwood literally gave the game away due to turnovers. Which means MW needs to play a turnover free game.
**** the WIZARD is back!!
Defense will win this one and Americas got the best defense in the District....
Keys to Victory:
- Control the clock
- Limit turnovers
- Take advantage of miss-matches in the secondary
- Hit Americas with a balanced Run/Pass attack
- Run a 5-3 defense
- watch out for miss-directions and trick plays.
Players to Watch: Andrew Fernandez, Evan De Anda, Tyreese Andrus, Tury Cepeda, Brandon Casas, Phillip Frutig, and Aaron Apodaca
- Control the clock
- Establish the running game early
- Exploit MWs secondary
- Exploit MWs offensive line
- Run a 4-3 defense with 2 CBs, 2 Safeties and 3 LBs. If all else fails blitz, blitz, and more blitz.
Players to Watch: Josh Fields, Jacob Monarez, Kolton Linderman and Tremaine Henderson.
Montwood will win this game in close one
Game of the Week:
If MW plays a mistake free game and is able to execute their offense while at the same time contain Fields, it will be an easy win for them. If not, we will see the opposite take place, with America's defense and Fields having a big night. That's pretty much the gist of it. However, MW has shown the ability to come from behind and win games this season. But it's not the ideal position that teams want to be in, especially when the other team has a RB like Josh Fields that can pound the football all night long, while taking a lot of time off the clock along the way.
Bottom Line: The team that wants this game the most will win!
The numbers don't lie:
Americas -- PPG 33 -- P Allowed PG 18
Montwood -- PPG 36 -- P Allowed PG 33
By the numbers, the Blazer's have a 2 TD advantage; if Americas takes care of the ball, no reason they shouldn't walk away with a win. 38 Seniors on the team with lots of big game experience.
Americas may also have a slight advantage in their preparation for this game. The Blazer's played Del Valle in their 1st game of the season; same school head coach of MW came from. They run similar, if not identical, offenses; different athletes same schemes.
Looking forward to a great game, lots of great athletes on both teams.
Montwood verus Americas is the GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!
I will be at this one for sure.
It doesn't matter who wins this game cuz El Do's taking the District title once again this year. 😂
Elvis ur an idiot you need montwood to lose because of your loss to them. Also dont sleep on coronado they played the best 2 teams in the district tuff and they have their backs against the wall.
I have a feeling that Americas will do the unexpected and open up their bag of tricks against MW tomorrow night.
Americas one dimensional? Did you folks not see the Eastwood game? If not for way too many dropped passes the QB throws for many more yards. I do not have a dog in this fight and I am really going to be "Switzerland" and remain neutral. Americas is not one dimensional and MW needs to establish a good running attack to keep their defense off of the field.
No...what I mean is they will try to re-invent themselves on offense. It's no secret that Josh Fields is the heart and soul of their offense. But how they use him maybe slightly different from what we have seen throughout the season. Anytime Fields is in the game...whether it's on special teams or with the offense he is a threat. But I'm primarily talking about trick plays. So my advice to MW is to be prepared for anything and don't sleep on Jacob Monarez and Tremaine Henderson.
Still has Franklin i think*
Another scenario could be mw winning the americas game and improving to 5-0 district. And if El Do knocks off Americas next week. Will be tied for first. But then again, there's still one district game for all three of those teams. Easiest one is i think El Do's opponent Pebble hills. Mw still has to play Eastwood and Americas still has franklin i think. So lets just see what happens. ;)
The EP Times picks #1 Americas to beat #2 Montwood tonight 31-26. Who agrees?
Felix chavez is aweful doesnt know anything about football. Should be a good game good luck to both.
This year he loves eastwood el dorado and parkland. Even canuts aint getting love from the times. They are aweful
Last week the Times had Eastwood beating Americas, no respect for the Blazers. The more I read the post on this site the more I realize you all haven't watched these teams play or don't do your research. Tonight's game will be well played by both teams, special teams and turnovers may decide it. Americas D will show up, MW offense will score some points, 1st one to 28 points will win the game, you heard it here 1st. MW has to jump out to an early lead or they will have a hard time winning the game. Americas D has shut out teams in the 2nd half....including Rio Rancho, the best team in NM, and Eastwood.
Winning team will score in high 20's low 30's and losing team will be in mid 20's. Again, I'm sure 1st one to 28 wins the game. DEFENSE WILL WIN IT!!!
1st Half Observations:
1. Defense wins games and right now the MW defense is having a hard time stopping Josh Fields.
2. MW #7 is finally getting exposed as a weak safety.
3. MWs offense had a slow start but they managed to put 14 points on the board in the first half.
4. Americas so far have been successful with a balanced attack on offense running and passing the football.
Turnovers killing MW. Americas up 31-21
Red Rover Red rover let Suzie come over
Way to go Blazers nothing sweeter than seeing Sad Green faces
MW has struggled with stopping the run all season and tonight was no different.
Americas on the other hand played solid defense especially when it counted the most.
MW had several opportunities to take control of the game but with each drive came a turnover.
It was a big night for Josh Fields.
Congrats to the Trailblazers!
Congratulations Blazers on the W. Americas was clearly the better team tonight. Montwood got OUT COACHED!! It was a great game and Montwood had several missed opportunities. One thing that I can't understand is what the heck were the coaches thinking? I mean they ran the ball 6 or 8 times the whole night. The run game was literally non existent tonight, it was all pass and the pass was off too!! Run the freaking ball!!