Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Realigning The Stars.(Sports)

Byline: KEN SICKENGER Of the Journal

Picture if you can, two teams of sweaty red-faced high school football all-stars doing battle on a sweltering mid-July evening in Lovington.

No, this isn't a scene-setter for an episode of The Twilight Zone. And no, I'm not just daydreaming of summer football to avoid the thought of shoveling snow off my driveway this weekend.

(My summer daydreams generally include bikinis, not shoulder pads.)

Anyway, the scene I'm describing (the one with shoulder pads) will become reality this summer. That's when the New Mexico High School Coaches Association's revamped North-South All-Star Games begin.

To coincide with the New Mexico Activities Association's reclassification and realignment this school year, the annual all-star series will see some drastic changes. …

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