by Dreama Ortivez
LA VETA- Last Friday night the La Veta Redskin football team hosted the South Park Burros. The field was full of players, coaches, refs and cheerleaders, and spectators packed the stands, sidelines and around the field to cheer on the fighting Redskins. The atmosphere was full of energy for homecoming.
The Redskins won the toss and chose to receive the ball. It only took a few minutes for the Redskins to find the end zone as senior Brandon Morgan ran 71 yards for the first Redskin touchdown. The two- point conversion was good with senior Adam Ortivez punching it in.
The Redskin defense held the Burros to a three and out and quickly had the ball in their hands. Ortivez found junior Jon Sanchez for a 34-yard touchdown connection. The Redskins added two more touchdowns, one by Ortivez and the other by Morgan in the quarter. The second quarter was much the same: a stingy defense and a mixed batch of run/pass offense.
The second half of the game began with a running clock (mercy rule).
The Redskins scored three times in the second quarter, with Morgan for a 7- yard touchdown run, Ortivez to senior Clancey Kreutzer for a 5-yard pass, and junior Dylan Sporcich for a 48-yard touchdown scamper. Sophomore WD Arnold capped off the Redskin scoring with a 10-yard run.
The defense held the Burros scoreless throughout the game.
The 46-0 victory was impressive as every member in uniform contributed to the end result. The younger players played with the same intensity as the upper classmen.
Coach Ortivez had these comments, “Other than our PAT’s and kicking game, we played a complete ballgame. I was really proud of our team for the effort that each individual gave. The town’s support was overwhelming and it translated into some excited Redskin athletes. On behalf of myself and other coaches, we would like to thank everyone that contributed to a truly outstanding homecoming week.”
The Redskins will travel to Sangre de Cristo on Friday to take on the T-Birds for a 1 pm kick-off. Good luck boys!