Roadkill they were not, but last week’s setback proved just as much to be a roadblock for the Steers.
The Class 4A Los Lunas JV football was too much for Magdalena (Class 1A) on Friday at Willie Chavez Field. The Steers fell at the Tigers’ hands, 35-14, halting Magdalena’s three-game win streak and dropped it to 3-2 overall. The Tigers pounced on the Steers early, air-mailing three touchdowns in the first quarter. By half, it was 28-6.
Head coach Jory Mirabal said even in defeat his team learned something about itself.
“I feel like overall we’re a better team than when we were going up there,” he said.
The Steers can only hope. They’re back home Friday facing Carrizozo.
A small meet, A small field. A small return.
The Socorro cross country team invaded Valencia last week, where it competed with three other schools. The boys finished third to the girls’ last-place take. Wingate and Valencia took first and second, respectively, for the boys and girls.
Much like the Warriors’ other meets, Saturday’s race wasn’t about place but priming for district. That meet takes place Oct. 28, and Socorro will host it.
At Valencia, Dylan Gallegos led the way for Socorro’s boys. He finished seventh, clocking in at 18:25. For the girls, it was Dayna Guerro pacing the Warriors, followed by Julie Aster. Aster, after establishing a personal record in each of the last four meets, fell short of that mark. She finished in 23:24.
“There was only a couple highlights to speak of,” head coach Steve Montoya said. “For the most part, I want to just blame it on homecoming, but there wasn’t a lot to brag about.”