Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Highland Coach Judged To Be Best in Class of 2000.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

With legendary Carlsbad coach Ralph Bowyer in attendance, another Ralph won Coach of the Year honors at the Albuquerque Metro High School Football Awards.

Better known by his nickname, Ralph "Judge" Chavez led a parade of Highland Hornets to the podium to accept a variety of awards. Senior Rambo Fiaseu won Player of the Year honors as well as the outstanding running back award, Mike Mohoric was the top linebacker, Kevin Phillips was best defensive back and Mark Walters won for the wide receivers position.

"I called him by Ralph a couple of times just to get on him," said Walters after the ceremonies. "He threatened to run me if I ever called him that again. …

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