Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 9th, 2016: La Junta Tigers vs. Alamosa Mean Moose (CHSAA Class 2A Football

We’re nearing the end of Week 3 for high school sports and it is time for some “Friday Night Lights”. Two big games are featured in this edition of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. The second being when the La Junta Tigers head on down to Alamosa to take on the Mean Moose. Alamosa is making the transition from the Western Slope-South League to the Intermountain League. La Junta still remains in the Tri-Peaks League. Last year La Junta ran away with a 34-8 victory. We’ll see how this year’s game goes tonight. Here is how each team stacks up heading into the game:


ALAMOSA MEAN MOOSE:

  • (1-1) Overall in 2016, has yet to play a league game
    • Defeated Florence 21-16 (Zero Week)
    • Lost to Buena Vista (1A) 22-21 last Friday
  • Currently tied for 1st in Intermountain League
    • Tied with Bayfield (1-1) & Montezuma-Cortez (1-1)
  • Currently ranked 8th in 2A Football
  • Averaging 91 rushing yards per game & 48.5 passing yards per game
    • Reis Martinez leads team with 7 carries for 64 yards (9.1 yards per carry)
    • Angelo Ramirez leads team with 4 receptions for 58 yards (14.5 yards per carry)

LA JUNTA TIGERS:

  • (1-0) Overall in 2016, has yet to play a league game
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7 last Friday
  • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • Tied with The Classical Academy (1-0) & Manitou Spring (1-0)
  • Currently ranked 2nd in 2A Football
    • Only behind Delta (#1)
  • Ran for 386 yards & threw for 35 yards against Gunnison
    • Dax Bender leads team with 13 carries for 143 yards (11.0 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 1 reception for 21 yards

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“La Junta has started to dominate 2A Football, look for tonight to be no different. La Junta will get out early and often. Look for them to not turn back, crushing the Mean Moose.”

 

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Tigers defeat Mean Moose 56-8”


Pat McGee has the call for this game on AM 1400 KBLJ for those in the valley, if you’re out of it then go to network1sports.com. Tigers vs. Mean Moose gets underway at 7pm. This has been another installment of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. See you tomorrow!

–Triple R