Reserve Mountaineers have disappointing loss for Homecoming

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Reserve Mountaineer Tristan Fletcher, No. 2, blocks for running back Avery Fisher, No. 22, as they make their way to the goal line on last Friday afternoon during their Homecoming game against Animas. The Mountaineers lost their Homecoming game 26-64. Susann Mikkelson/ El Defensor Chieftain

A disappointingly small crowd cheered on the Reserve Mountaineers for their homecoming matchup against the Animas Panthers on Sept. 27.

The Mountaineers have a decent running game, with Avery Fisher as the team leader and key scorer for the team, but their defense was lacking against the Panthers. The Mountaineers got close to the goal line on several attempts, but were stopped short of the goal more often than not by the Panthers defense.

The highlight of the day was the crowning of the homecoming king, Trenton McFee, No. 85, a senior at Reserve High School, and homecoming queen Bryanda DelGado, also a senior. DelGado plays volleyball for the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers junior varsity team also lost their game against the Animas Panthers earlier in the day. The homecoming dance was held later that evening.

The Mountaineer football team plays their next game at Dora on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The volleyball team plays at home at 4 p.m. today against Animas.