The Plainsmen returned to Tucson this past week and left with a 4-1 record and an 8-4 championship over Scottsdale Saguaro Friday night. When the team bus rolls into Enid sometime Saturday afternoon, the Plainsmen will return with a 7-3 record and the hardware and bragging rights that goes along with winning a championship in one of the high school baseball capitals of the world.
This year, fourth-seeded Salpointe (10-2) is not just a good team but a great team because only a great team could beat No. 5 Marcos de Niza the way it did on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the 4A playoffs. The Lancers won 48-6 against a team that averaged over 300 yards passing and over 37 points a game. Remarkable.
Padre quarterback Nazareth Greer will return for his senior year as will standout kicker Krysten Muir.
Muir scored an unofficial 67 points for the Padres this season including three field goals. It is believed she is the first female kicker to score in a championship game in Arizona.