Taos corrals Colts, await visit by Demons

This story updated Sept. 14, 2017

By Arcenio J. Trujillo, The Taos News
Posted 9/10/17

Taos handily defeats NMMI, 48-7 in non-conference tilt in Roswell Sept. 8. Tigers return to Anaya Stadium for homecoming game against the class 6A Santa Fe High Demons Sept. 15.

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Taos corrals Colts, await visit by Demons

This story updated Sept. 14, 2017


Playing in their third straight Class 4A game of the 2017 season – and against the second team from the southern half of the state – the Taos Tigers emerged victorious again with a 48-7 victory over the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Colts Sept. 8.

Coming off a road win against the Hope Christian Huskies Saturday (Sept. 2), the Tigers only had four days to prepare for the Colts. But neither the short week nor the nearly six-hour road trip from Taos to Roswell seemed to affect the Tigers in the least. Coach Art Abreu Jr. and his gridiron squad handily scored on offense and stuffed the Colts on defense.

The Tigers now sit at 3-0 overall – the best three-game start for third-year coach Abreu Jr. Including this current season, the Tigers have started the season with three consecutive wins four times since 2012. The Tigers have yet to go 4-0, but will get that chance when they take on the Santa Fe High School Demons at Anaya Stadium for homecoming Sept. 15. The Class 6A Demons come to Taos riding a 27-game losing streak, with their last win occurring Oct. 3, 2014. Game time is 7 p.m.

Taos High School Homecoming 2017: “Where Tiger Dreams Come True!”

Homecoming activities planned for the week

Thursday - Buff Puff Tournament, 9 a.m., Taos High School (THS) Otero Gym

Powder Puff Game, 1:30 p.m. - THS Anaya Field

Pre-Game Tailgate Party, 5:30 p.m. - THS Anaya Field, Sponsored by Wanda Lucero

Pre-Game Show and Bonfire, 7 p.m. - THS Anaya Field

Friday - Homecoming Parade, 1 p.m. - Line-up on Albright Street

Football Game, Tigers vs. SFHS Demons, 7 p.m., THS Anaya Field

Coronation of homecoming king and queen during halftime

Saturday - Tiger Cross Country Invite, 8 a.m., Kit Carson Park (Community Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Tiger Boys Soccer versus Questa Wildcats, 12 p.m. - Taos Eco Park

Homecoming Dance, 8 p.m. - KTAOS Solar Center (high school students only)


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