Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

ESTANCIA'S EASY DAYS END AT PLAYOFFS.(Mountain View)

Byline: Stories By Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

ESTANCIA'S EASY DAYS END AT PLAYOFFS

Estancia High senior shortstop Antonio Lujan walked off the field for the final time after his team's Class 2A state quarterfinal playoff loss in Farmington and made an interesting comment to assistant coach Eri Candelas.

"I just wish we would've got serious a little sooner," said Lujan.

Lujan made a good point. The Bears played one of their best games of the season despite going down to defeat against defending state champ Jemez Valley 4-2 in the quarterfinals.

During the regular season, however, Estancia mostly just had to show up to add another victory to its 18-4 campaign. The Bears swept through a weak district undefeated -- and pretty much untested. …

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