Pagosa Pirates fall to Monte Pirates, face Alamosa Friday

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan Freshman quarterback Cade Cowan (4) winds up and looks down field for receiver Keaton Laverty while offensive lineman Caleb Drane (65) provides protection. Cowan completed three out of five pass attempts during last week’s game in Monte Vista, including this one for 50 yards and a touchdown. However, in the end, the Pirates walked away with a 42-12 loss, and will face the Mean Moose tomorrow night in Alamosa with a win-loss record of 1-3.

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Freshman quarterback Cade Cowan (4) winds up and looks down field for receiver Keaton Laverty while offensive lineman Caleb Drane (65) provides protection. Cowan completed three out of five pass attempts during last week’s game in Monte Vista, including this one for 50 yards and a touchdown. However, in the end, the Pirates walked away with a 42-12 loss, and will face the Mean Moose tomorrow night in Alamosa with a win-loss record of 1-3.

The Pagosa Springs High School football team traveled to Monte Vista last Friday night for an epic Pirate-versus-Pirate battle, but in the end suffered a 42-12 defeat.

“Monte Vista has a talented bunch of players and a great coaching staff,” coach Scott Spoede admitted, “and it showed.”

The Pirates’ performance, however, wasn’t out of the ordinary last weekend. According to a tweet from the Colorado High School Activities Association, “There were a number of games decided by wide margins on Friday. By the time the night was over, there were 22 total shutouts, 11 of which were decided by 40 or more points.”

The Pirates’ game got off to a rough start for Pagosa with Monte jumping to an early lead. By the end of the first quarter the score was 28-0, though our boys did manage to score six points before the half.

“We made some mistakes early on both sides of the ball,” the coach explained, “and before the end of the first quarter we were already down 28-0.  Being a young team, it becomes very hard to come back from a deficit of that depth.”

After the halftime break, Monte scored seven more unanswered points in the third quarter. In the final quarter, the Pagosa team did manage to chalk up six more points, but allowed Monte to score seven.

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This story was posted on October 1, 2015.