ALAMOSA — With five teams across four different classes qualifying for state tournaments, the San Luis Valley had quite a bit going on when it came to the gridiron. Unfortunately with the dust settled of those five teams, only one is left standing.
Alamosa (4-5) was at their neutral site meeting with No. 2 Resurrection Christian (10-0) Saturday afternoon. The Moose were the latest victim of the stingy Panther defense. On average Resurrection Christian’s defense had allowed 6.8 points per game and pitched two shut-outs during the regular season.
The underdog Moose were kept to just 6 points against the Panthers in a 28-6 affair. Resurrection Christian will advance to the 2A quarterfinals where they’ll host Rifle (9-1).
Centauri (8-2) coasted in their 1A meeting with Crowley County on Saturday afternoon. The usually grounded Falcons took to the air against Crowley County with five passing touchdowns, routing the visitors by a score of 41-0. The win advances Centauri to the quarterfinals. On Nov. 10 Centauri will on the road to take on No. 2 Peyton (10-0) at 1 p.m.
Monte Vista (5-5) took a trip to Colorado Springs on Friday night to face the C.S. Christian Lions (9-1). Monte Vista had a productive night offensively but couldn’t keep pace with the host Lions. Colorado Springs Christian claimed a 51-30 victory over the Pirates and will host Florence in the 1A quarterfinals.
A good start for Sargent (7-3) was soured by giveaways and penalties in their first round meeting with Holly. In double overtime Holly’s Wildcats took a 42-36 victory and will face No. 15 in the quarterfinals.
Mountain Valley-Moffat (8-1) had the poor fortune of suffering their first defeat of the season at the worst possible time. On the road Mountain Valley-Moffat started off on the wrong foot against No. 8 Granada on Saturday afternoon falling behind 24-0 in the first quarter.
From there Granada continued to build on their lead until the game reached it’s 40-7 conclusion. With the win Granada moves on to face top seeded Stratton-Liberty.