Los Lunas - The Taos High School football team headed south on Friday night (Oct. 8) to face off against Silver City at a neutral site game in Los Lunas. After an intense match that saw several injuries, stifling defense, and broken plays, the THS Tigers emerged with a 13-6 victory in the second overtime.
The winning score came off of a 10-yard touchdown throw by junior quarterback Daemon Ely followed by a made PAT by kicker Pol Cavaller.
“I’m really proud of these guys,” said Tigers head coach Art Abreu. “They just played hard, smash-mouth football and that’s something that my staff has worked on with them from the beginning.”
The game was dominated by defense with no scoring in the entire first half. The Silver City Fighting Colts got on the board first in the second half, with a quick touchdown on the first possession. But a missed extra point kick left them with only 6 points. The Tigers responded in kind, but also missed their extra point. The game ended at 6-6… so did overtime.
A quick fade pass to the corner of the endzone by Ely and then stout defense against the countering Colts, gave THS the win over Silver City in the second OT. The Silver City Fighting Colts are the third ranked team in the state (and the number one ranked team in the coaches’ poll.)
The Tigers, with a 3-4 record, look to continue their winning streak (now at 3 games) when they take on Espanola Valley on Oct. 15 at home.
Look for the full story story in this week’s edition of the Taos News.