By Mark HellerEast Valley TribunePatrick Joseph felt he saved his best words for this last game, even if the Hamilton senior offensive lineman’s pregame speech was “spur of the moment.”The Huskies didn’t need any motivational lectures or tactics — not after what happened at University of Phoenix Stadium a year ago, not after Mountain Pointe pulled out a win to begin the season and not with a state championship at stake.“I said, ‘If you have to leave an arm, leave an arm. If you have to leave a leg, leave a leg. Leave behind whatever you have to leave behind to win this game,’” Joseph said.His teammates obviously took heed.Hamilton of 2012 did exactly what the Huskies of 2011 had done to them in the Division I state championship game. They took the opening kickoff to midfield, scored a touchdown and set the stage for a dominant first half of power running and defense, more than enough for a 31-16 on Saturday afternoon that sent the gold back back to Hamilton for the seventh time in school history and fifth time in Steve Belles’ seven-year coaching tenure.Those five state championships tie Belles with Jesse Parker for the most by a… Read full this story
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