ALL four San Luis Valley teams lost their second-round state high school playoff games over the weekend. The losses put a wrap on the 2022 high school football season in the San Luis Valley. Here’s a recap of each game:
The Mean Moose season ended in Delta Saturday, losing 37-8. Alamosa was down 10-8 at the half before being shut out in the second. Delta only had to throw the ball eight times, as their running game accounted for 268 yards and four touchdowns.
The Falcon’s, last year’s Class 1A state champs, lost to Strasburg 37-0 to end their state championship defense. Centauri also couldn’t stop the run, allowing running back Zach Marrero to rush for 263 yards and five touchdowns.
Monte Vista (9-2)
The Pirates lost on Saturday to Limon, 50-20. Monte Vista turned the ball over twice, which allowed for Limon to take a 36-6 lead into the half. Limon running back Lohgan Bottjer also had success, rushing for 143 yards and four touchdowns.
The Mustangs’ season ended on Saturday when they lost to one-seeded Haxtun, 62-14. Haxtun’s offense was firing on all cylinders, as quarterback Ryland Wolff had 205 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Michael Gerk added on with 132 yards and two touchdowns.