Artesia & Ruidoso Win Football Titles Saturday

The Artesia Bulldogs were crowned state champions on Saturday. The school’s five year drought of state championships is finally over. The Bulldogs defeated Piedra Vista in Farmington by a score of 27-to-17 to earn the 5A title and the 31st championship overall in school history.

It was also redemption for Ruidoso on Saturday, who defeated Santa Fe St. Michaels 12-to-nothing for the 3A state title. Ruidoso lost last year’s title game to Lovington. Quarterback Cooper Pritchett threw two touchdown passes to Logan Sandoval. Ruidoso finishes the season 12-and 1.