Intensely focused on the Burlington quarterback, Holyoke’s Jesus Trejo chases him down in their Oct. 5 football game, backed up by Micahel Ramos (7). Trejo posted 16 tackles in last Friday’s contest. — Johnson Publications

Dragons suffer season’s first loss in homecoming overtime

    After going undefeated in the first five games of the season, HHS football fell to 5-1 in the Oct. 5 homecoming game. Holyoke and Burlington were rather evenly matched competitors, but spurred on by the dedicated 12th man that accompanied them, the Cougars pulled ahead in overtime for a 13-10 win.
    As Burlington stands at fifth in Colorado 1A rankings, HHS coach Dusty Sprague said the Dragon performance last week was something to be proud of. “They played so hard, but sometimes the ball doesn’t fall your way,” he added. Moving forward, the team has some small details to work on improving, targeting fundamentals and technique.
    The first quarter was a defensive struggle, as neither team put any points on the scoreboard. Early on in the second, however, Slaten Burris broke up a pass near the Dragon end zone, enabling Blake Mosenteen to snag the interception for a big return. Having crossed midfield, Miles Sprague made an epic touchdown run on a fourth down, but it was called back due to a penalty.
    Undeterred, Holyoke picked up the first down on the next play, setting up a touchdown run by Seth Watson. A successful PAT kick by Alexis Vega put HHS ahead 7-0 with 4:24 on the clock. With moments left in the half, Jesus Trejo made a crucial tackle on fourth and goal to keep Burlington scoreless.

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