Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Manzano Surprises Mayfield 31-21.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Monarchs' First Victory Ends Trojans' Win Streak

The Manzano Monarchs chose a magnificent time to give football coach Mike Nesbitt his first victory at the school, shocking top-ranked and previously unbeaten Mayfield 31-21 on Sept. 14 at Wilson Stadium.

The heretofore winless Monarchs (1-2) got 186 yards on the ground and three touchdowns from bullish running back Jacob Hunter in a game that featured six lead changes. The outcome wasn't determined until Hunter's final scoring burst with just 30 seconds remaining.

"I was getting a little tired," said Hunter, who carried 41 times, including 12 straight plays during Manzano's 64-yard, eight-minute drive that clinched the game. …

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