Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Desert Storm Over Sandia Prep.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Santa Teresa Rips 'Devils for Crown

SANTA ANA PUEBLO "Jitters" was the way Ricky Francis described his Santa Teresa soccer team's narrow quarterfinal win three days ago.

An explanation, after all, was in order following the Desert Warriors' 8-1 devastation of Sandia Prep in the Class A-AAA boys championship Saturday.

The victory gave Santa Teresa, located just west of El Paso, its first state title in the eight-year history of the school.

Combined with their 6-0 semifinal win Friday over St. Michael's, the Warriors erupted for 14 goals against two of the best teams the A-AAA division had to offer. …

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