The Centauri Falcons stay limber for the second half of their 36-17 defeat of Pagosa Springs Sept. 8th.
ALAMOSA— Tonight the fifth ranked Centauri Falcons go on the road and try to stay perfect against the winless Demons.
On paper this game looks like a blowout waiting to happen. The Falcons have rolled through four straight. Meanwhile Buena Vista has dropped all three getting tuned up by a combined score of 14-92 in their first two. With a closer look its clear why the Demons have been crawling through bramble, they went up a weight class for their first two games.
Buena Vista plays in the 1A Tri Peaks football conference. In their first week they traveled to the 2A Intermountain Football conference to get beat by Alamosa 37-7 in an affair that went to midnight. Alamosa’s only loss came to the defending 2A state champions La Junta, and even then only one possession separated the two teams. Alamosa currently holds eighth place in 2A football.
In their second week the Demons got swept aside by Salida of the 2A Tri Peaks conference, home to the aforementioned La Junta Tigers. Salida has gone 4-0 taking down teams from 1A all the way up to 3A and currently holds ninth place in 2A football.
In their third game Buena Vista came back to 1A in a tilt involving then eighth ranked Platte Canyon. Platte Canyon was still a test as they have been on an uptick, attending the post season the past two years, falling in the first round in 2015, and going to the Quarterfinals last year. Platte Canyon is currently building another post-season campaign with three straight wins. Platte Canyon barely slipped by Buena Vista 22-20.
While Buena Vista is being bathed in fire, Centauri is no stranger to punching above their weight class and winning tough games. The Falcons took down then fourth ranked state championship hopeful Paonia in their first game.
Centauri also offed 2A Pagosa Springs handily in a 36-17 game that saw Centauri get 4 takeways. And last week Centauri knocked Olathe out of the top ten with a 14-0 victory on the road.
Centauri has even shown the ability to resist trap games. Rye came off a disappointing 2016 season where they were on the wrong side of .500. Centauri didn't pull any punches and posted a 40-point shutout victory against Rye who is still looking for their first win.
Centauri also has recent history on their side. Last year Buena Vista was a post-season team and Centauri still earned a 26-12 victory at home. Catch the Falcons tonight as they travel to Buena Vista to face the Demons at 7p.m.