Posted On: 06/23/20 4:01 PM

Las Cruces 2020 Preview

Head Coach: Mark Lopez

Mascot: Bulldawgs


Enrollment: 1,695

2019 Record: 9-3

Star Player: QB Marcus Lopez

Breakout Star: OL Rodney Paulk

Overview: After going undefeated in district play and reaching the quarterfinals of the 2019 Class 6A playoffs, Las Cruces is seeking its first state championship game appearance since 2016 with many of their most important pieces from last season returning. Marcus Lopez is going into his third season as the Bulldawgs’ starting quarterback, and is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the state. Last season’s top rusher, Johnny Terrazas, who ran for 1,344 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior year, has graduated. The No. 1 running back is now senior Mando Villescas, listed at just 5-foot-5 but averaged over 10 yards per carry in 2019 in large part because of his blazing speed. Under the radar defensive end Nick Lucero, one of the biggest and strongest players on the team, anchors the Las Cruces defense.


Fri. Aug. 21 at Volcano Vista (Community Stadium)

Fri. Aug. 28 Cibola

Fri. Sept. 4 at La Cueva (Wilson Stadium)

Sat., Sept. 12 Cleveland

Fri. Sept. 18 Mayfield

Fri., Sept. 25 Bye

Fri. Oct.

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