Sundevils Back On Top!

Shown here are three very happy EVHS Sundevils after winning the District football championship game against the Capital Jaguars, 26-24. L-R, Andy Trujillo, QB Marcos Flores, and Josh Belmontes. All images in this post by Robert A. Naranjo, Valley Daily Post

Sundevils Back On Top!


It was the hardest fought victory of the season, but it was a victory. The EVHS Sundevils came fighting back after their defeat to Los Alamos last week and reestablished their winning season with an important win over the Capital Jaguars 26-24 and bringing their season record to 8-1.

In a game where the officials penalized the Sundevils by close to 100 yards, EVHS held on for a squeaker victory in what was in effect the District II 5A Football Title game.

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Shown above, EVHS Sundevils’ QB, Marcos Flores rose to the occasion in a vital game. Flores’ effort is reminiscent of the time when a basketball player named Jones “carried the Sundevils on his back” the opposing coach from Roswell Goddard said when EVHS won its only state championship in basketball.

While QB Marcos Flores is quick to credit his teammates, he did a did a lot of carrying, literally and figuratively, in this District Title game against the Capital Jaquars breaking their spirit with exciting and critical long runs in hero fashion.

Sundevils on “D” during the District II 5A Football Title game against the always tough, Capital Jaguars, played on 10-30 at EVHS. Sundevils win District Title in a close and exciting game, 26-24.

The Sundevils were penalized in the Capital Jaguar District Title game close to 100 yards, if not more by the referees, who seem to only see players wearing red and gold make infractions. Espanola’s Carlos Vigil Mid School’s Cardinals football team attended the Sundevils game. The Cardinals themselves went 7-0 on the season and they told the Valley Daily Post Sports reporter that when Capital Jaguar QB Larranaga had a big run in the game with seconds to go in the first Half, the Cardinals football team all saw Larranaga step on the sideline but the referees apparently didn’t.

These Carlos Vigil Mid School Cardinals told Post Sports that referees sometimes “like the other team better.” That appeared to be the case for the second game in a row for the Sundevils, but they won this one, refs and all.


Capital’s versatile QB, Augie Larranaga, appears all dressed up and nowhere to as the Sundevils have him well covered. Larranga remained a threat thoughout the game but it wasn’t enough as the Sundevils won the District Title, 26-24 against his Jaguars.


Friday Night’s final score says it all. Sundevils win!. All images in this post by Robert A. Naranjo, Valley Daily Post