Pirates best the Bobcats, travel to Monte Vista Friday

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce Tyler Cowan (3) scores one of his three touchdowns during last Friday night’s 24-6 victory over the Ignacio Bobcats. As a team, the Pirates chalked up a total of 186 yards on the ground and 156 yards with their air game. Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the boys will be in Monte Vista to face Monte Vista’s version of the Pirates, who will enter the game with a 2-1 win-loss record.
SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Tyler Cowan (3) scores one of his three touchdowns during last Friday night’s 24-6 victory over the Ignacio Bobcats. As a team, the Pirates chalked up a total of 186 yards on the ground and 156 yards with their air game. Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the boys will be in Monte Vista to face Monte Vista’s version of the Pirates, who will enter the game with a 2-1 win-loss record.

The Pagosa Springs Pirates football team played its first home game and pulled out its first victory of the season, 24-6, during last Friday night’s contest against the Ignacio Bobcats.

“Any game that you walk away with a win is a great thing,” coach Scott Spoede wrote in an email to SUN staff afterwards.

Quarterback Isaiah Griego completed nine out of 19 passes for 127 yards, the longest of which was for 37 yards, and kept the ball for himself twice, running for 8 yards. He did, however, throw two interceptions, as well.

“As a coach, this game was frustrating,” Spoede added. “We had numerous penalties and missed assignments that kept us from gaining any real momentum until the second half.”

Keaton Laverty and Ty Kimsey each received three passes for 46 and 32 yards, respectively, while Zach DeVooght caught two for 36 yards, Craig Tamburelli caught one for 37 yards and Dalton Lucero gained 5 yards from one catch.

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