Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 14th, 2016: Lamar Savages @ #1 La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 2A Tri-Peaks League Football)

Well folks, it’s here. The annual Whistle Game is tonight, and the Tigers are ranked #1 this time. In the biggest rivalry in the Arkansas Valley, La Junta looks to keep rolling and Lamar looks to get back on track. It’s going to go down in La Junta tonight, be there or be square. But first here is how each team stacks up:


Lamar Savages:

  • (1-5) Overall, (0-2) in Tri-Peaks League
    • 6th in Tri-Peaks
    • Currently on 2-game losing streak
  • Being outscored by opponents 192-36
    • Lost to Eaton 35-0
    • Lost to Brush 34-0
    • Lost to Burlington 40-13
    • Defeated Trinidad 10-0
    • Lost to Manitou Springs 48-7
    • Lost to Florence 38-6
  • Averaging 61.7 passing yards & 140.5 rushing yards per game
    • Christian Nieschburg leads team with 81 carries for 315 yards (3.9 yards per carry)
    • Trevor Butler leads team with 3 receptions for 118 yards (39.3 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Valentin Flores (Junior)
    • Christian Nieschburg (Senior)

#1 LA Junta Tigers:

  • (6-0) Overall, (2-0) in Tri-Peaks
    • 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • 18 game regular season win streak dates back to 10/24/2014
      • 8 game home regular season¬†win streak dates back to same date
  • Outscoring opponents 220-34
    • Defeated Gunnison 54-0
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Kent Denver 35-0
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-6
    • Defeated TCA 24-21
    • Defeated Manitou Springs 40-0
  • Averaging 73.0 passing yards & 264.0 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 64 carries for 560 yards (8.8 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 16 receptions for 186 yards (11.6 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jon Nuschy (Sophomore)
    • Dax Bender (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“I can sum this game up in 5 words….’it won’t even be close’. La Junta is to tough and Lamar is struggling mightily.”

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“La Junta demolishes Lamar (and keeps the whistle) 56-0.”

*Extra Prediction*: “Running clock by the middle of the 3rd.”


Lamar vs. La Junta has a kickoff slated for 7pm from Tiger Stadium. If you can’t make the game KBLJ has you covered on the radio (AM1400)¬†and online (network1sports.com). And I have you covered on Facebook (Randy Ray Robinson) and on Twitter (@triplerreport). Look for updates all night.

Tomorrow we preview Regional Softball and CSU-Pueblo’s homecoming game vs. Fort Lewis. We’ll see you then.