SANTA ANA PUEBLO — No. 2 Albuquerque Academy claimed its third title in four seasons as the Chargers rolled to a commanding 3-0 victory in the 4A boys state championship game over Los Alamos on Friday at the Soccer Complex.
Academy (18-4-1) dispatched Los Alamos in the 2015 final and then in the semifinals the past two years.
“In the last four years, I’ve lost to one team. I just can’t get past them,” Los Alamos coach Ron Blue said. “They play with such great intensity, it’s tough to replicate that in training. We just couldn’t connect in the attacking end as much as we liked.”
The 2018 title is the eighth all time for Albuquerque Academy. The bad news for No. 5 Los Alamos (16-7-1) and the rest of the division is that even though Academy rosters 10 seniors, some rising talents provided the finishing touches for the Chargers on Friday.
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