Rams topple Cards in state championship game

PORTALES -- The Robertson Cardinals' undefeated season came to an end Saturday in the Class 4A state championship football game, as Portales won 43-14 at Greyhound Stadium.

The Rams (12-1) were the No. 2 seed in the playoffs but got to host the final because Robertson had hosted the teams' most recent postseason meeting, a semifinal last November won by the Cardinals.

For Robertson (12-1), it was a  second straight appearance in the state championship game. The Cardinals hadn't lost since the 2015 final at Hatch Valley.