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Arbor View, fresh off a victory against Cimarron, ready for challenge of Gorman

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Henry Hoffend accounted for three touchdowns Friday for the Arbor View High football team in a 32-20 victory against host Cimarron-Memorial.

The win gives the Aggies (7-1 overall, 6-1 Northwest) the No. 2 seed from the Northwest Division in the playoffs, which begin in three weeks.

“I thought our kids played well,” Arbor View coach Dan Barnson said. “We knew Cimarron would be one of the most physical teams we played this year and they were. They came up and hit us.”

Hoffend’s 55-yard run with 7:03 remaining in the third quarter ended with the eventual game-winning touchdown in giving Arbor View a 25-7 advantage. Senior fullback Christian Rodriquez, who rushed for more than 100 yards, closed the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 36-yard touchdown run.

Cimarron kept it close in the second half with a pair of touchdown pass from quarterback Gerard Martinez.

Arbor View was scheduled to have a bye next week before closing the regular season against Faith Lutheran. However, after Western forfeited its game next week against two-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman, Arbor View agreed to take the extra game.

It will likely be a preview of the Sunset Regional semifinals in four weeks, with Gorman and Arbor View expected to easily win their opening round postseason games. Last year, Gorman beat Arbor View in the semifinals, but the Aggies didn’t roll over and kept the game competitive for most of the first half.

“If we want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Gorman is the best and we know that,” Barnson said.

Donnie Gaskin and Roderick Eason each also scored against Cimarron.

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  1. As much of a shame it is that Western had to drop their game against Gorman, it really is a better choice for Gorman to play Arbor rather than Western for their homecoming. Arbor is going to give them a game no matter what the score is.