Westerners put an end to NMMI’s postseason hopes with 75-65 victory in play-in game
NMMI Sports Press
The New Mexico Military Institute Colt football team was defeated by the Hope Christian Huskies 31-0 at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque, NM.
During the Colts first drive of the game was a 12 play drive that ultimately ended in a turnover on downs after the Colts had gotten the ball down to the Husky 23 yard line from their own 35. The drive for the Colts lasted 5:14. On the next perusing drive from the Huskies they scored a touchdown on a nine play drive going 77 yards to give them a 7-0 lead. The Huskies would score another touchdown before the quarter was out to give them a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Huskies scored a touchdown with 5:43 left to give them a 21-0 lead. The Colt defense stood strong after a blocked punt to give the Huskies the ball on the Colt 18 yard line. Hope Christian got a first down at the one yard line where the Colts stopped them from getting into the end zone four times before time expired in the half.
Only a field goal was scored by the Huskies in the third quarter as the Colt defense showed momentum from the stand on the goal line before the first half for the Huskies to go up 24-0 at the end of the quarter.
The last score for Hope Christian was on a pass play from 18 yards out with three minutes left in the game for them to win 31-0.
Head Colt Football coach Randy Montoya praised his defense. “Our defense kept us in the game. Hope Christian is a great football team there is no doubt about it.”
NMMI’s defense allowed 10 points to the Huskies in the second half and held them under 125 yards total offense in the second half.
Arturo Cuen led the Colts with a rushing average of 4.2 yards per carry during the game.
NMMI will play their first district game against Dexter High School. This will be NMMI’s last regular season home game of the year. Game time is at 7 PM on October 19th.