PICTURES: Manzano wins first ever state football championship | KOB 4
Advertisement

PICTURES: Manzano wins first ever state football championship

KOB.com Web Staff
December 02, 2017 06:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Manzano High School Monarchs won their first state football championship Saturday when they defeated La Cueva 14-7, completing a Class 6A playoff run that saw them outscore their opponents by 63 total points. 

Advertisement

The teams were scoreless at halftime, but Manzano was first to score when Jordan Bird raced into the endzone in the third quarter. After the Bears tied the affair at 7-7, a big run by Andrew Erickson proved to be the difference-maker. 

Scroll through the slideshow below for pictures from the matchup. 

The outcome also put the cherry on top of a perfect season for Manzano, which finished with a sterling 13-0 record. La Cueva's only two losses on the season were to the Monarchs. 

"It was a great matchup; they match up with us well," said Manzano head coach Chad Adcox after the game. "I'm proud we found a way to win. That is what this team has done all season -- find a way to win."

Credits

KOB.com Web Staff

Copyright 2017 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement


Relay Media Amp

Advertisement


Advertisement




Grandmother startled, avoids potential scam when caller identifies himself as a relative

New technology at UNM medical center combines pacemaker, defibrillator

How has Albuquerque crime changed your life?

Lobos rally behind Jackson, beat San Diego St. 79-75

'Breaking Bad' fans return to Los Pollos Hermanos for one day