MONTE VISTA— On a blustering rainy Friday night the Farmers dispatched Norwood to get their first win of the season by a score of 34-6.
The Farmers have been having something of a rough go of it facing some ranked teams and coming up short. Sargent lost their home opener to then third ranked Hoehne 30-27 and last week went on the road and fell to then eighth ranked Fowler 25-13.
This week it seemed like the broken record was coming around again. Fourth ranked Norwood was in town and they brought their 2-0 record with them. Sargent struck first with a keeper to senior Ryan Davis that went 8 yards for a 6-0 lead. Six minutes later senior Trevor Milne sprinted 17 yards to widen the lead to 13-0.
Then after missing a field goal the Farmers would collect their next possession off a turnover on downs. Facing a short field they drove 29 yards and punctuated it with a 24-yard Davis pass to junior Eddie “Money” Gonzalez to make it a 20-0 game.
Norwood got on the board the ensuing kickoff when senior Hunter Brier took the return over 70 yards to make it a two possession game. The Farmers would answer back with two more touchdowns from Davis, one with his legs and one with his arm to Gonzales before Sargent kneeling on the ball to notch one in the win column.
Next week Sargent goes on the road to Sangre de Cristo as the next chapter of the Seven Mile Border War is written. The 7 Mile Trophy currently resides with the Farmers after Sargent earned it with a 53-8 victory on their homecoming last year. With both teams currently holding a 1-3 record the trophy is up for grabs Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.
Caption: Trevor Milne shrugs off a defender in the Farmers 34-6 victory over Norwood Friday night. Milne contributed one to the Farmer's 5 touchdown night. Courier photo by Stephen Jiron