Nine former Rio Rancho-area football players took the field at University Stadium for the UNM Lobos’ annual Cherry-Silver scrimmage on Saturday.

Former Rio Rancho coach David Howes (now UNM’s safeties coach) and former Cleveland coach Heath Ridenour (now UNM’s quarterbacks coach) were also present during the action.

Descriptions for each photo are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:
Third-year safeties coach, David Howes, former RRHS head coach, checks his notes on the sideline after a play.

A former Cleveland High wrestling champ and member of a championship football team for the Storm, linebacker Dion Hunter (42), quenches his thirst.

Former Rio Rancho High School two-sport standout Isaiah Chavez takes the snap from center.

Later, Isaiah Chavez (6) hands the ball off to a running back.

Former Cleveland High standout and Gatorade Football (and also Track & Field) Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico Luke Wysong waits for the snap.

Luke Wysong comes close to hauling in a touchdown pass.

Former Cleveland High football coach Heath Ridenour, heading into his first season as the Lobos’ quarterbacks coach, and his son Cooper take in the action from the end zone.

Is there anything better than having your son play for you? David Howes had that opportunity at RRHS with his son Josh, now a linebacker with the Lobos.
Photos by Rio Rancho Observer Sports Editor Gary Herron.