“Hit me, bro,” Lewis said to him. “Whenever you get a chance, hit me. And he did. And I appreciated him for it.”
This was how it played out at Cleveland High School’s football stadium last week, after Lewis — New Mexico’s Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2018 season — had been officially cleared to return to full contact with the Storm following offseason surgery on his right knee to repair a torn ACL.
This month marks 10 months since he injured the knee, Oct. 25 against West Mesa after a Mustangs defender made contact with Lewis’ knee.