By Jason Della Rosa

By Jason Della Rosa

Herald Democrat

ANNA — In his first contest of the season, Isaac Armijo went over 100 yards rushing and found the end zone four times, announcing the sophomore’s potential to impact the rest of the season.

Armijo went on to be one of the area’s top rushers in helping get the Coyotes back to the playoffs and the effort has led to him being named the Herald Democrat All-Texomaland Class 3A-4A Newcomer of the Year for the 2013 season.

Armijo finished with 1,486 yards and 25 touchdowns on 208 carries — only S&S’ Willie Winborne and Collinsville’s John Lewis scored more touchdowns on the ground.

Armijo, who was a first-team all-district selection, had eight games with at least 100 yards rushing, including a 294-yard, five- touchdown effort on 35 carries in a victory against co-district champion Princeton.

The Coyotes finished 3-8 after a bi-district loss to Wilmer-Hutchins — a game in which Armijo ran for 175 yards and two scores — but Anna made it to the playoffs thanks to a 2-2 mark in District 12-3A play.

Although listed at five-foot-seven and 175 pounds, Armijo proved to any doubters that he could handle taking on the focus from opponents being a feature running back.