UPDATE: Winner will be announced at 9 p.m. (Dec. 7)
By Mark Smith
Editor in Chief
The 2018 Galles Chevrolet Metro Football Player of the Year will be released by Enchantment Sports on Friday (Dec. 7) evening.
There have been many outstanding football players in the Albuquerque’s metro area this season, and all players from Belen to to Rio Rancho are eligible – regardless of classification.
Enchantment Sports, with the help of ProView Networks, has awarded a Galles Chevrolet Metor Player of the Week each week of the prep football season. The winner of the yearly award will not necessarily come from that list.
We will also consider your choice. Email EnchantmentSportsNM@gmail.com.
Is the award based on the best yearly performance?
Is it based on the most valuable player to his team, and how much success the team had?
Just like MVP awards in professional sports or college football’s Heisman Trophy, it can be a combination.
The 2018 weekly winners:
Week 14 — Mikey Montoya, Los Lunas, senior safety
Week 13 — Jake Deatherage, Volcano Vista, senior quarterback
Week 12: Manny Sanchez-Vargas, Valley, senior quarterback
Week 11 — Isaiah Ortiz, Del Norte, sophomore running back
Week 10 — Derek Rivera, St. Pius, junior quarterback
Week 9 — Marcus Steele, Cibola, senior quarterback
Week 8 — Jeff Davison, Cleveland, sophomore quarterback
Week 7 — Isaiah Chavez, Rio Rancho, junior quarterback
Week 6 — Garrett Moseley, Valley, senior receiver/safety
Week 5 — Xavier Ivey-Saud, Manzano, senior running back
Week 4 — Vince Quezada, Hope Christian, senior receiver/safety/kicker
Week 3 — Dorian Lewis, Cleveland, junior running back
Week 2 — Gabe Smith, Eldorado, senior quarterback
Week 1 — Diego Casillas, Belen, senior running back
Player of the Year: ???? (Named Dec. 7)
All players receive trophies, made by Santa Fe’s Totally Dazzling, with their names, school and position. The Player of the Year will receiver a special recognition trophy, courtesy of J.C. Lopez (505) 507-4213 and Santa Fe’s Totally Dazzling awards.
Mark Smith has worked in New Mexico sports media for four decades, and is one of the New Mexico’s most decorated sports journalists in history. Smith has won more than 30 combined awards in print, television and radio. He is the editor in chief of Enchantment Sports. Contact him at mark.enchantmentsportsNM@gmail.com.
To learn more about the Galles Metro Player of the Week, click here.