By Lee Roy Lucero
Enchantment Sports staff writer
Talk about a crowning achievement!
Valley High senior Garrett Moseley had quite the game — and week — and is Enchantment Sports’ Galles Chevrolet Metro Player of the Week.
The Vikings’ 6-foot-3 wide receiver certainly held court during the Vikings’ 41-6 rout of Highland on Thursday (Sept. 27). Moseley had five receptions for a whopping 185 yards and four touchdowns.
And he was voted Valley’s homecoming king.
“It is definitely nice to seize your moment and be able to execute,” says Moseley. “It was a great experience. It was nice for all that to happen in front of the Valley fans and my family.”
“He is a big target with big hands,” says coach Ralph “Judge” Chavez. We have a few kids that can catch the ball, but he (Moseley) had a defender that we thought we could exploit, and he had a huge game.”
When a wide receiver visits the end zone as many times as Moseley did, we had to ask if he had a favorite.
“Right after halftime. I brought in a one-handed snag, the defense nearly caught me, but I was able to get the touchdown,” says Moseley.
New Mexico high school fans know that Chavez loves the ground-and-pound offense. So what’s up with the air attack?
“Back in the day, everyone used to run the football. When I was young coach I ran the football,” answered Chavez. “But the game has kind of turned into flag football these days. Even in the NFL, running backs aren’t as big a deal anymore. It is the way of the future. I guess that is the way football is nowadays.
“We are fortunate to have a quarterback Manny Sanchez-Vargas, who can throw the ball, and some kids who can catch the ball. Moseley is deceivingly fast and has huge strides. He looked like he was going to get caught a couple of times, but he was able to outrun them.”
While Moseley enjoyed his week and award, he assures me he isn’t finished. “I hope this is a breakout game for me and I can continue this level of performance,” he says.
The Metro Player of the Week feature is brought to you by Enchantment Sports and ProView Networks, and sponsored by Galles Chevrolet and Totally Dazzling. Each week, we will feature a top-notch athlete from the area.
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