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Posted: Friday, Sep 13th, 2013

Photos by Eric R. Flores The Alamosa Mean Moose, who are 1-1 on the season, will look to their younger players like Clayton Brubacher (10) when they open up league action this Friday at Lamar.

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SAN LUIS VALLEY—Week Three of the football season sees several classifications jumping into league action while others will have one more week before they break into conference action. Below is a breakdown of the Valley’s football action going into Friday night.

CLASS 3A-Tri Peaks League

In the Tri Peaks, No. 7 La Junta is home to Manitou Springs in a battle of two unbeaten teams hoping to end the league dominance of Florence. The 4th ranked Huskies have lost just one game since joining the conference several years ago. Lamar is ranked 10th again this week and they’re another team hoping to be in the league championship mix. They open league action at home against Alamosa.

Neither La Junta nor Manitou Springs have been challenged thus far. The Tigers have rolled both Mitchell and Rocky Ford while the Mustangs have not given up a point in easy victories over Manual and Ridgeview Academy. Manitou Springs scored a hard fought 19-7 defensive struggle last year. While they ran for 226 yards, the two leading rushers from the win have graduated. La Junta looks to score more points this year behind the playoff of quarterback Elias Altamirano. He attempted only five passes in the blowout of Rocky Ford but added 109 yards on the ground. Look for him to throw more against the stingy Mustangs defense.

Lamar (2-0) has a pair of wins over top level 1A opponents beating Burlington 21-12 in week one and then using a late goal line stand to hold off Centauri 20-19 last week. They face a very young Alamosa team that is growing up quickly. After giving up a late touchdown in a frustrating loss (39-34) to Buena Vista in the opener, the Moose conducted a rally of their own to upend Pagosa Springs (29-23) last week. Sophomore quarterback Marcos Garcia has thrown for 349 yards and four touchdowns in his first two games and his favorite target is older brother Bailey. Those two connected for the game winning score in the fourth quarter last week.

For the complete article see the 09-13-2013 issue.

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