Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Unbeaten Monarchs Look for Title.(Sports)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal


Only Loss in 1999 Came in the Bowl

They're 7-0 and one of only two undefeated Young America Football League juniors teams going into today's regular-season finale.

But the Monarchs, many of whom have been together since their peewee days, never have won a local Super Bowl title.

Says Manzano coach Jim Vautier, "We were undefeated last year until the Super Bowl, and we lost by two points (to La Cueva North). Some of the kids have been together since they were 8 years old, and they've only lost six games in those years."

In their current title quest, the Monarchs' obstacles include the 5-2 Matadors, whom Vautier and his players face today at 2 p. …

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