Pirates to host Panthers in homecoming game

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan Ty Kimsey (14), with some protection from Craig Tamburelli (24), carries the ball past several Mean Moose defenders during last Friday night’s game in Alamosa. This was the Pirates’ first league game of the season and resulted in a 48-0 loss. Tomorrow night’s homecoming game will be against the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers, who have a similar win-loss record.

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Ty Kimsey (14), with some protection from Craig Tamburelli (24), carries the ball past several Mean Moose defenders during last Friday night’s game in Alamosa. This was the Pirates’ first league game of the season and resulted in a 48-0 loss. Tomorrow night’s homecoming game will be against the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers, who have a similar win-loss record.

The Pagosa Springs Pirates lost their first league football game in Alamosa last week, 48-0, which moved their overall win-loss record to 1-4 and their state 2A ranking to 31.

“This was a hard game,” coach Scott Spoede admitted. “Alamosa was a big, physical team. We had four players (injured) in the game, two in the first quarter. We are smaller in numbers already and that caused us to move some guys around on both sides of the ball to fill the voids. Some of our guys did some good things filling in those positions.”

The stats tell the story, however.

Cade Cowan only completed one pass — to Keaton Laverty — for a gain of 5 yards, while Ty Kimsey completed one pass to Connor Aragon, but that play didn’t gain any yards.

The Pirates didn’t fare much better with their ground game.

Kimsey ran the ball 13 times but only gained 32 yards, Aragon gained 8 yards on five carries and Tyler Cowan ran 7 yards on one carry. Cade Cowan carried the ball three times but lost a total of 11 yards.

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This story was posted on October 8, 2015.