ALAMOSA, Colo. — With one game a piece for each Valley team, schools looked to be making some pretty solid statements. Sanford declared themselves a contender with a big win over McClave. Sargent took a step in the right direction knocking off Fowler. Centauri looked to be on the right path with a nice season opening win against Paonia. And Alamosa and Monte Vista had different takeaways from their meeting.
Sanford (2-0-0) had last Friday off meaning they had to wait until this weekend to prove what they were capable of. With facing Swink (1-1-0) seemed like a pretty good opportunity for them to test their might since both teams each had their one win in common. On the road Sanford engineered a one sided spectacle blasting the Lions to the tune of a 66-0 blowout. Sanford will host Sangre de Cristo (0-2-0) Sept. 14.
A windswept night in Alamosa was the scene of a disappointing game for the Moose. Alamosa (1-1-0) hosted the second ranked Tigers from La Junta (3-0-0). Nothing seemed to go right for Alamosa. While trailing 14-0 a kickoff didn’t get covered and wound up going back to the Tigers at Alamosa’s 28 yard line. The turnover would eventually becoming La Junta’s third score of the night. The Moose were relegated to watching La Junta’s Jon Nuschy march the Tigers up and down the field for a 34-0 game. Alamosa will travel to Colorado Springs next week to face 3A Mitchell’s Marauders (0-2-0).
Monte Vista (0-2-0) shared in the poor offensive fortune when they hosted Paonia. The Pirates failed to find the end zone for the second week in a row suffering a 41-0 loss to the Eagles. Monte Vista will go in search of their first win of the season when they travel to Florence (1-1-0) next weekend.
A big win against Paonia had the Centauri Falcons (1-1-0) flying high. With that meaningful win against an interclass opponent the Falcons tried their luck in 2A when they traveled to Pagosa Springs. Unlike last year Centauri could not clear Pagosa Springs, falling 31-12 to the Pirates. With a road laden opening to the season the Falcons come home next weekend to host Olathe (1-1-0).
Sargent (2-0-0) looked to be fully charged picking up a win over Fowler in a meeting of teams that made it to the quarterfinals last year. They followed that by taking care of business knocking off unranked Springfield (1-2-0) in a 20-6 affair. The Farmers will get a little taste of a more competitive team when they travel to Mancos to face the Blue Jays (1-0-0) next week.
Traveling to northern Colorado Sangre de Cristo (0-2-0) went in search of their first win of the season. Instead the Thunderbirds were handed a 32-26 loss at the hands of Las Animas (1-1-0). Sangre will travel to Sanford next week to face a red hot Sanford team.