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Class of 2019 quarterback Raymond Montez following in his brother’s footsteps

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The Del Valle HS (El Paso, Texas) junior hopes to lift the Conquistadores deep into the state playoffs.

Mark Lambie/ El Paso Times

The Montez name is synonymous with football in Texas. The Colorado BuffaloesSteven Montez grew up with a love for the game that was passed down from his father, Alfred, who played in the NFL and helped coach his son through high school.

Now the younger Montez, Raymond, has taken on the same passion and position as his brother who preceded him. The 6’1, 185 pound pro-style quarterback has led the Del Valle Conquistadores (7-1, 6-0 Division 5A2) this season throwing for 1,510 yards with 19 total touchdowns (four shy of last year’s mark) in the first seven games. Montez will likely surpass last season’s total of 2,028 yards and is making a case to challenge his brother’s best marks.

Here’s a look at some of Raymond’s highlights from this season.

Montez has started to gather interest from schools in the southern region of the country. With the Texas State Playoffs right around the corner, coach Jesse Perales will need his quarterback, along with running back Adrian Vasquez and wide receiver Karch Gardiner, to push the ‘Big Blue’ offense from here on out.