Brian Armijo (25) and Caden Moreland were picked as two-way All-State selection.
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After helping lead their team to an 11-1 record, a district title, and a berth in the Class 3A playoffs, three Warriors have been named two-way All-State football players, and Socorro landed a dozen total selections.

Seniors Marcus Armijo (quarterback/secondary), Brian Armijo (running back/middle linebacker), and Caden Moreland (slot receiver/outside linebacker) were honored for their performances on both sides of the football.

Armijo was the Warriors’ field general this season and was a true dual-threat quarterback who was equally feared for his arm as he was for his feet. Armijo’s 22 touchdown passes came with just 159 attempts (every 7th pass) and accounted for 1,377 yards passing. Armijo ended up as the Warriors’ leading rusher with 958 yards and added 15 more scores.

Marcus Armijo is a two-way All-State football player.

Armijo’s selection as a first-team secondary player came after his coaches noted his shut-down style performances.

Brian Armijo’s double first-team selection came after he fought through a knee injury that slowed down his time on offense as coaches fought to keep him healthy enough to play. Armijo served up a slew of highlight reel runs with his 59 total carries (10 game numbers), netting him 642 and a brilliant 10.9 yards per carry.

Armijo’s ability to read an opponent’s offense led to his recording 69 tackles. Most notable is that 50 of Armijo’s stops were solo tackles, and he led the team in tackles for losses with 17.5.

Moreland has 45 solo tackles and 27 assisted stops to lead the Warriors with 7.2 tackles per game from his outside linebacker spot, and he had 13 TFLs.

Moreland ended up with 18 total receptions from his slot-receiver position, and he made them count with an old-school reception average of 19.1 yards per game. Moreland’s 343 yards also netted five scores.

Joining the Warriors on the first team was offensive lineman David Gutierrez who paved the way for many of the rushing yards and provided Socorro with top-notch pass blocking.

Second-team All-State offensive wide receiver Alex Amaro (junior) led the Warriors in receptions (36), yardage (481), receiving touchdowns (7), and averaged a first down on every reception he made (13.4).

The Warriors had three second-team All-State selections with Xamien Aguilar defensive line (44 tackles),  Isaiah Ocampo secondary (24, 1 INT) and Warren Chewiwi (10, 2 INT) secondary.

Senior tight end Damian Greenwood was the Warrior’s only honorable mention selection after catching 10 passes with a 15.9-yard-per-reception average and three TDs.Socorro Warriors All-State

First-team Offense

David Gutierrez, offensive lineman; Marcus Armijo, quarterback; Brian Armijo, running back; Caden Moreland, slot receiver.

First team Defense

Brian Armijo, inside linebacker; Caden Moreland, outside linebacker; Marcus Armijo, secondary.

Second-team Offense

Alex Amaro, wide receiver.

Second-team Defense

Xamien Aguilar, defensive line; Isaiah Ocamo, secondary; Warren Chewiwi, secondary.

Honorable Mention

Damian Greenwood tight end.