The Española Valley Sundevils entered Friday night's football game against Los Alamos with a perfect 7-0 record.
Los Alamos, however, was the better team from start to finish and beat Española, 46-28.
"We had a bye week to get pepared and we executed tonight," Derek Selvage said. "It was so much fun."
The win improved Los Alamos' record to 3-5 overall, but, more importantly, it moved them to 1-1 in District 2-5A and kept the Hilltoppers in the running to win the district.
"If we hang on and do what we need to do, we have a great chance, but we've got to win two more," Los Alamos head coach Garett Williams said.
Los Alamos never trailed Española Valley in the contest. The 'Toppers put together a seven-play, 63 yard touchdown drive on their first possession. Quarterback Nick Quartieri capped the drive with a one-yard sneak up the middle and Los Alamos went up, 6-0.
Española tied the game just before the first quarter ended on a 28-yard run.
Los Alamos responded with a 17-play touchdown drive that ate over half the second quarter. The 'Toppers converted four third downs, one fourth down on the drive and then Quartieri scored his second touchdown from a yard out.