Cleveland opens Fall 2021 as the top team in the High School Football America New Mexico 5

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Cleveland High is the No. 1 team in the first in-season High School Football America New Mexico Top 5 for the Fall 2021 season. The Storm finished No. 1 in the spring season with a perfect 4-0 regular season record. There weren’t any playoffs in the spring.

The 2019 6A champs opened the season Saturday with a 49-21 win over Centennial. The ’19 title was the third overall state football championship for Cleveland, which also won titles in 2011 and 2015.

No. 2 Rio Rancho opens the regular season Friday against No. 5 La Cueva.

High School Football America New Mexico Top 5

No. 1 Cleveland (1-0)

No. 2 Las Cruces (1-0)

No. 3 Hobbs (1-0)

No. 4 Goddard (0-0)

No. 5 La Cueva (1-0)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.