“We could surprise some people,” new Mora High School head football coach Manuel Benavidez told the Optic this past week, as his team prepared for its first game. “And I think we will.”
Optimism abounds this time of year, of course. Everyone is undefeated in the preseason.
But one game into their schedule, so are the Mora Rangers.
Mora, which has returned to the ranks of New Mexico football after a four-year absence, stunned Wingate on Friday night by a 56-6 margin.