The season came to an end for my adopted high school squad tonight as they fell to the undefeated Cleveland Storm in a hard fought battle. No one gave the Manzano Monarchs Football much of a chance going into this one and had you been there for the first quarter, you would have thought you were about to witness that blow out. This team, like many Manzano teams before it, would not give up and they gave the Storm all they could handle until it broke loose late in the 4th quarter. Manzano has nothing to hang its head about as they shook off a slow start to the season and made a very respectable run in the playoffs while defending their state championship from last year. I am proud of these boys and I must admit I am going to miss seeing another group of them on the sidelines next season. Congratulations on a great season Monarchs and I wish all of you seniors luck in your future endeavors and wish you all success in life as well.