BLOOMFIELD – Portales was well aware of the prolific numbers Bloomfield’s offense had generated all year, and the Rams’ defense was ready for the challenge.
They wreaked havoc front to back to win Saturday’s Class 4A state football championship game 23-0 at Bobcat Stadium.
“It’s something no one can take away from you. It just feels really good, to finish my high school career like this,” said Portales defensive end Philip Blidi, who will continue his football career at Texas Tech. “I just wanted to go out with a bang.”
Portales (12-1) won its sixth blue trophy in school history, and second in the last four seasons. The Rams last won state in 2016. Romeo Gbassagee had a 40-yard touchdown off a shuffle pass, Baylor Diaz scored on an 8-yard quarterback keeper, and Jordan Garcia added a 4-yard TD off another flip pass for the Portales offense.