In a powerful kickoff to HHS homecoming football action, North Colorado Med Evac landed center field Friday night to deliver the game ball to coach Dusty Sprague and injured senior player Drew Stewart. The grand event wowed the crowd and set the tone for a terrific night of football for the Dragons, who defeated Estes Park 45-8. The service was donated by North Colorado Med Evac to show support for the community and to add a special touch to the annual homecoming festivities. — Johnson Publications

Slaten Burris gains ground for the Dragons in their Friday night homecoming victory. — Johnson Publications

Dragons land powerful 45-8 homecoming win

    A North Colorado Med Evac helicopter landed centerfield to deliver the game ball in a crowd-pleasing start to a phenomenal 45-8 Dragon homecoming victory over the Estes Park Bobcats Friday, Sept. 15.
    HHS head football coach Dusty Sprague and injured senior player Drew Stewart walked out on the field to accept the game ball from the Med Evac duo. Sprague said it was very special for Stewart since it is his senior year and he is unable to play.
    As the helicopter spiraled away, the tone was set for a great night of football on a beautiful September evening. Sprague said it was a good homecoming win and great to see all the players have an opportunity to play.
    Holyoke dominated to take a 45-0 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter. Because of the 45-point lead, the clock kept running for a fast final period. The visitors managed to get on the scoreboard on a 2-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion with a minute left in the ballgame, finalizing the score at a 45-8 win for HHS.
    Holyoke’s seven TDs came on a 65-yard punt return, three running plays and three pass plays. Blake Mosenteen scored on the runs and the punt return. He connected with Caleb Deaver on two of the touchdown passes and with Luis Chafino on the third. Mosenteen ran for one two-point conversion, and Alexis Vega completed one PAT kick for the Dragons.
    After the Dragons kicked off to Estes Park to start the game, the Bobcats were forced to punt on fourth and 20. Dragon fans were on their feet when Mosenteen returned the punt 65 yards to put six points on the scoreboard with 9:38 on the first-quarter clock.

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