Pirates claim first league title since 2009, take on Delta Saturday for first round of playoffs

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Finding daylight, Pirate Paden Bailey dives into the end zone for one of his two scores on the night against the Alamosa Mean Moose on Nov. 1. Bailey finished with 163 yards on 21 carries. Pagosa defeated Alamosa 33-22 to capture its first league championship since 2009 and a playoff berth for the first time since the 2017 season. Pagosa will face Delta in the first round of the playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday in Delta.

On the final night of the 2019 regular season, the No. 17 Pagosa Springs High School Pirate football team capped off a milestone season that featured a league title — something that hadn’t been done since the 2009 season — and a playoff berth for the first time since the 2017 season.

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Paden Bailey gains yardage at the expense of an Alamosa Mean Moose defender during the Nov. 1 matchup between the two league foes. Pagosa defeated Alamosa 33-22 for an Intermountain League championship and a playoff spot. The No. 13-seeded Pirates will look to keep up the hot play on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. on the road against the No. 4-seeded Delta Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

This story was posted on November 7, 2019.