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Artesia and Belen collide for 5-A title

Former Eddy County Commissioner Royce Pearson likes the Artesia Bulldogs chances to win the 5-A state football championship game against Belen today at the Bulldog Bowl. Pearson was on the 1974 Bulldog team that defeated Deming for the state title. Today Artesia is looking for state trophy No. 30. (Mike Smith Photo)

ARTESIA — As the Artesia Bulldogs get ready to hit the field in their quest for state title No. 30 today, a former Eddy County Commissioner remembers what it was like to be on one of the 29 teams that carried a state trophy off the field.