Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gallant In Defeat.(Sports)

Byline: TIM MENICUTCH Mountain View Sports

Tim Garro looked to the heavens and breathed a long sigh of frustration. The Estancia High head football coach's team, just moments before, had been eliminated from the state playoffs by defending Class AA state champion Eunice 24-13 in an opening-round game.

Frustration was the word of the day for the Bears, who were in a quest for their first state football title since 1979.

For the record, Estancia was not an inferior team against Eunice. The two teams were very evenly matched.

But the breaks at least the big ones all seemed to fall in favor of the Cardinals. Of course, good teams often make their own breaks. …

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