West Grand football ends season on the road | SkyHiNews.com

West Grand football ends season on the road

Sky-Hi News staff report

West Grand’s football season ended with a 14-8 loss Saturday in the first round of state playoffs away against Merino.

Merino scored first with a touchdown and two-point conversion in the first quarter. West Grand answered immediately with junior running back Rene Dominguez rushing a 55-yard touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Jesus Dominguez tied the game rushing for a two-point conversion.

Neither team scored again until the third quarter when Merino made a touchdown but failed the two-point conversion. West Grand fought till the end but could not retaliate.

The teams faced each other with the same season record of 7-3. Before the game, West Grand ranked ninth in Colorado and Merino ranked eighth, making it a tightly matched game.

The loss on the Merino field came after West Grand won their last regular season game against Gilpin County 44-6 at their senior night on Nov. 1.

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