Photo by Eric R. Flores
The Nucla Mustang quarterback did not stand a chance on Saturday as defenders were on him constantly including this play where the quarterback was able to get off a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
SAN LUIS VALLEY—Whether it was a cross country meet out at Cattails, a volleyball tournament at Adams State or one of the several football games that took place around the San Luis Valley on Saturday, fans got to pick and choose what they wanted to watch as almost every school had an athletic team in action on Saturday.
Over 800 athletes participated in Saturday’s 20th Annual PUMA/Joe I. Vigil Invitational making it one of the biggest athletic events ever in the San Luis Valley. A more comprehensive story will appear in Wednesday’s edition of the Courier. Alamosa also sent a gymnastics squad to Columbine High School and a golf squad to Rocky Ford.
Sangre de Cristo
MOSCA—With the Mustang’s coming to town shorthanded by five players because of eligibility issues, the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds used Saturday’s conference with Nulca as more of a practice game for their younger players and even though they did that, they still dominated with a 58-0 final score.
To make matters worse for Nucla, two of their better players found themselves on the sidelines and one even having to be transported to Alamosa in an ambulance.
The game was quickly out of hand as the Thunerbirds cruised to a 30-0 lead at the end of the first quarter as their first three plays from the line of scrimmage were touchdowns. In that span, the Mustangs spent just eight plays on the offensive side of the ball for a total of -23 yards.
The Thunderbirds, who are now 3-0 on the season, will return to action on Friday when they host Gilpin County out of Black Hawk. The Eagles will enter the contest with a 1-1 record and are coming off a 60-6 loss to Socoro.
Savages salvage 1-point win over Falcons
LA JARA—Time was not a friend of the Centauri Falcons here at Centauri High School on Saturday as the Class 2A No. 9 ranked Lamar Savages escaped with a 1-point win, 20-19.
As time was running out in the fourth quarter, the Falcons had two shots from within the 5-yardline but they could not connect and time ran out.
The Falcons looked like they would be able to come up with the win early in the game as the score was 13-7 after the first quarter but the Savages scored 13 unanswered points to take a 20-13 lead into the final quarter.
The Falcons were able to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter to make things interesting.
The Falcons return to action on Saturday when they travel to Paonia.
Sierra Grande 44,
Custer County 52,
Del Norte 12
Mountain Valley 0
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