Posted On: 06/24/20 2:53 PM

Spread out over seven different classifications, there are 27 districts in New Mexico high school football. Some, of course, are more difficult than others. Here are the five toughest districts heading into the 2020 season.

Class 6A – District 1: The presence of defending 6A champion Cleveland and cross-town rival Rio Rancho alone virtually guarantees this district will top the list as the toughest in New Mexico. Both the Storm and Rams could reach the state championship game again with the array of talent both teams enjoy. Cleveland WR Tre Watson is one of the best offensive weapons in the state, while Rio Rancho’s Zach Vigil could be the best RB in the state not named Jeston Webskowski. Volcano Vista was the No. 1 seed for the 2019 6A playoffs but lost for the only time to – you guessed it – Rico Rancho in the semifinals. Cibola has been a steady program for years and made the playoffs a season ago. Atrisco Heritage is one of the largest high schools in the state, and should have the resources to be competitive. LB Chris Rios has been offered.

Class 6A – District 2/5: Clovis and La Cueva are developing into

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