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Gibbs set to play football at New Mexico State

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webmaster | 06/25/14

Around this time two years ago, Madera’s Josh Gibbs was gearing up to play in the North/South Rotary All-Star football game a week after playing in the 58th annual City/County All-Star football game.

After being a standout player in his two seasons as a Fresno City Ram, Gibbs — a 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end — is now preparing to play football in the fall at the New Mexico State Aggies after receiving a scholarship to attend the university in Las Cruces.

“It’s exciting and I’ve been dreaming about going to a Division I college since I started high school, so it’s nice to see the hard work pay off,” said Gibbs, a 2012 Madera High graduate.

Gibbs’ former high school head coach Scott McKinney, who not only coached him as a varsity player on the Coyotes, but also as a freshman player and a Thomas Jefferson eighth grader on dominant championship teams, was glad to see his athlete continue on to higher education...


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