MONTE VISTA— Sargent defeated Gilpin County in a lopsided 56-26 game on Friday night. The Farmers will advance to the Quarterfinals, where they’ll face the winner of the Norwood and West Grand game.
All week long, had you asked a member of the Farmers coaching staff what they were preparing for in their upcoming game with Gilpin County, they would have probably told you Austin Bolter.
As a young man of such significant stature it’s not hard to see how he could be one of the top rushers in the state. But after one quarter Bolter’s night was over, after the half he returned without his pads. And Sargent’s chances for a win looked even better.
The Farmer’s first drive came to an abrupt end when an errant pass fell into the hands of Gilpin County’s Jake Duncan at the Eagle’s 33-yard line. Which they drove into the end zone in 5 plays tacking on a two-point conversion to go up 8-0.
Sargent took three plays to answer back. Frank Torrez went for 56 yards on a hand off carrying Eagles with him to the 2-yard line. Then Ryan Davis slipped in for 6, after the failed two-point conversion the Farmers trailed by two.
Two drives later the Farmers were in the driver’s seat again, and Torrez was going in from 6 yards out to make it a 14-8 game.
The two teams would then takes turns turning the ball over on downs. Sargent found traction first, and a Ryan Davis to Eddie Gonzalez touchdown with 25 seconds left in the half made it a 20-8 game at the midway point.
Both teams heated up after spending a little time away from the wind scoring a combined 34 points in the third quarter alone. Every time the Eagles would get with in a score, Sargent would answer back and make it a two-score game again.
The Farmers scored on every possession in the third stanza not relenting to a punt or a turnover. A 4-yard touchdown by Trevor Milne widened the lead to 3 scores 36-14 midway through the third.
The Farmers would continue to outpace the hobbled Eagles all the way to the finish with a final score of 56-26. The Farmers got a great game out of all their skilled positions. Ryan Davis threw for 3 touchdowns and rushed for 2 more. Trevor Milne rushed for one and received another and Eddie Gonzalez closed his night with two touchdowns receiving.
The Sargent faithful can now breath a sigh of relief, and watch for the final score of number two West Grand versus number fifteen Norwood’s game.
Look for the Farmers in action again when they play in the quarterfinals this week.