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Clayton, with three runner-up finishes in football over the last five years, has been pounding on the state championship door and ready to kick it in. In other sports though, girls basketball in particular, the hinges have long since been knocked off.

 

See the details of one of the state’s
most remarkable runs in the
Roll Call of State Tourney Champs…

 

 

Girls Basketball
1994…Miles Watters coaches the Yellowjackets to the last of his 11 state championships at Clayton as his team beats Hot Springs 52-39 in the 2A finale
1993…After a two-year break in winning the 2A title, Clayton gets back on top by knocking off Tularosa 60-38
1990…Clayton goes 25-2 and beats Navajo Academy in the championship game for a second straight year – and extends state crown streak to eight years. Final: Yellowjackets 38, Eagles 29
1989…A thriller in the Class 2A state championship as Yellowjackets squeeze by Navajo Academy 38-37
1988…For second straight year, Clayton goes 27-2 and bests Mora in the title game as Yellowjackets win 56-38
1987…Five straight first-place trophies now as ‘Jackettes knock off Mora 49-38 for 2A bragging rights
1986…Coach Miles Watters and Clayton claims fourth title in a row by beating Santa Fe Indian School 53-44
1985…Yellowjackets only lose one game all year and it’s not in the Class 2A state championship game. Final: Clayton 73, Mora 48
1984…Clayton handles Penasco 44-26 in the 2A finale to put finishing touch on a 24-4 state title campaign
1983…Walloping Thoreau 71-31 for the 2A championship trophy, Yellowjackets rebound to claim second crown in last three years
1981…The first of many: Miles Watters coaches Clayton to a state title as his team beats Santa Rosa 47-41
1978…Behind the leadership of coach Bob Horton, Yellowjackets grab first state championship on the hardwood by beating Estancia 48-40

 
Boys Basketball
1987…Yellowjackets, coached by Norman Wright, grab the boys 2A championship for second time in the decade by ousting Pecos 65-59 in the title game
1980…Clayton and coach Paul Chavez finish up a sparkling 28-2 year by defeating Penasco 71-57 in the 2A finale

 

Baseball
1992…First championship on the diamond as Clayton, coached by John Del Valle, outscores Jemez Valley 12-7 to claim the 1A-2A first-place trophy

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