Sundevils Fight Hard But Fall To Toppers

EVHS snaps the ball late in the second quarter as the hail falls on the field. Valley Daily Post photo.

Sundevils Fight Hard But Fall To Toppers

Staff Report

Friday night’s football game against the Los Alamos Toppers was a challenge for the Espanola Sundevils, from the opening kickoff till the hard fought end. The Sundevils faced a strong run by Los Alamos in the first half, followed by a hail storm, heavy rain and an hourlong lightning delay. Put on top of all that the apparent home field advantage and Espanola Valley High’s Sundevils fell short by a score of 46-28.


The Toppers put the first six points on the board in the first quarter followed by a touchdown by the Sundevils. The second quarter turned into a challenge for Espanola as they suffered several turnovers and an interception that allowed Los Alamos to run the score up to 22-6 by the half. During the second quarter a hail storm also turned the artificial turn on the field white, followed by a steady cold rain and a lightning storm that forced a weather delay.

In the third quarter Espanola controlled the ball but was unable to convert possession time into points. They did better in the fourth quarter but Los Alamos hit back score for score.

The Espanola Sundevils are now 7-1 for the season and 1-1 in districts competitions.

See below for more pictures from the game.

Espanola fans try to cover up during the rain. Valley Daily Post photo

EVHS Cheerleaders keep spirits up during the cold rain. Valley Daily Post photo

Coaches and team stayed int eh game until the very end. Valley Daily Post photo