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Babatunde Okundaye smashes an opening in the defensive line for Joseph Paul Griego to run through during the 2015 state championship game in Hatch. Both players will return to vital roles this fall.
Hungry for more - After coming close to title in 2015, Robertson football looking for return trip

Just a few proverbial bounces of the ball separated Robertson from its fourth state football championship this past December in Hatch.

That defeat lingers in the minds of RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez and his players as they get ready to open the 2016 slate Friday night against visiting Estancia.

“It’s a bad taste in our mouths,” he said. “You’re right there — and it just doesn’t happen. Sure (it’s a motivator). It’s our goal to win our last game.”