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Robertson senior quarterback Dominic Lucero fires off a pass as offensive coordinator Lucas Sanchez (background, left) and head coach Leroy Gonzalez (right) watch the play unfold at a recent practice. Lucero was one of the premier rushers in the state as a junior running back last fall, when the Cardinals won the state title.
Stay hungry - Champion Cardinals look to keep focused

Becoming a champion is tough enough. Staying a champion may be even tougher.

The Robertson Cardinals, who begin their quest for a repeat on Friday night vs. Portales, are learning that this fall.

“We’re not going to sneak up on people this year,” said RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez. “(But) we’re not going to lose because we didn’t work hard.”