Pirates-vs.-Pirates battle ends with Pagosa defeat in Olathe

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan Quarterback Isaiah Griego (5) launches a pass downfield during the Pagosa Springs Pirates 41-14 loss to the Olathe Pirates last Friday night. Griego completed 15 out of 22 pass attempts for a total of 218 yards, including one play for 54 yards. Tomorrow night, the Pirates will host the Gunnison Cowboys at 7 p.m. in Golden Peaks Stadium.

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Quarterback Isaiah Griego (5) launches a pass downfield during the Pagosa Springs Pirates 41-14 loss to the Olathe Pirates last Friday night. Griego completed 15 out of 22 pass attempts for a total of 218 yards, including one play for 54 yards. Tomorrow night, the Pirates will host the Gunnison Cowboys at 7 p.m. in Golden Peaks Stadium.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirates football team lost its away game last week against the Olathe Pirates by a score of 41-14, moving the team’s overall win-loss record to 1-6 (0-3 in league action) and its ranking to 34th in the state’s 2A division.

“Even though the score got away from us,” coach Scott Spoede explained in an email to SUN staff, “it felt like we were doing a lot of things better, offensively, than we have yet this year.”

Quarterback Isaiah Griego completed 15 out of 22 pass attempts for a total of 218 yards, including one play for 54 yards. He tried to run the ball himself eight times, but ended up losing 10 yards total.

Ty Kimsey was on the receiving end of seven passes, gained 171 yards and scored one touchdown. He also got the handoff six times and rushed for a total of 45 yards.

Tyler Cowan carried the ball 10 times for 16 yards and scored the team’s other touchdown.

Keaton Laverty caught four passes for 59 yards, while Dalton Lucero caught three for 19 yards and ran once for 4 yards. Noah Haarmann caught two for 5 yards.

“We scored on our opening drive,” Spoede added, “and took 4 minutes off the clock. There were no penalties, sacks or incompletions. The only blemish was one rush for a loss.”

On defense, Kimsey got credit for 25 tackles and Lucero made 22, while Connor Aragon and Nick Talamante each had nine.

Craig Tamburelli had eight tackles, Cade Cowan had seven, Griego had six and Laverty had six, including one that caused a fumble.

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This story was posted on October 22, 2015.