MANCOS – The season came to an end for the 10th-seeded Sanford High School football team as it was defeated by third-seeded Mancos 26-16 Saturday in the 8-man state semifinals at the Bluejays’ field.
The Indians were looking to continue their revenge tour after avenging losses to Sedgwick County and Vail Christian earlier this season. However, the Bluejays had different plans.
Senior Kelton Gartrell gave the Indians an 8-0 lead late in the first quarter. However, Mancos sophomore Kail Wayman scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to give the Bluejays a 14-8 lead at halftime.
Mancos junior James Wagoner scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to extend the Bluejays’ lead to 26-8 at the end of the quarter.
Junior Ayden Mathews threw all four of Mancos’ touchdowns.
The Indians attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter with Gartrell scoring his second touchdown of the game. However, they could come no closer.
Statistics for Sanford were unavailable.
Sanford ended the season with seven wins and five losses.