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Robertson quarterback Arjay Ortiz stiff-arms a Hatch Valley defender on his way to a big gain in the 2016 state playoffs. The Cardinals have gone unbeaten each of the last two regular seasons only to fall in the Class 4A state championship game. The team is looking to add an elusive fourth blue trophy to its case this fall.
High expectations in Cardinal country

In each of the last two seasons, the Robertson Cardinals have been one of the last two Class 4A football teams playing.

They want that to be the case again this year — with one change.

They want to be carrying a blue trophy instead of a red one when the dust settles in December.