A full house showed up to watch Los Alamos' Homecoming football game against Moriarty Friday night. The game was tied 6-6 after one quarter, but a lot of penalties and Moriarty big plays ensued and the Fighting Pintos ended up winning the game, 38-12.
Los Alamos fumbled on its opening possession and it only took Moriarty three plays to go 21 yards, score a touchdown and take the early lead.
Down 6-0, Los Alamos answered back. Derek Selvage ran 10 yards and then 19 yards to get into Pinto territory. Lane Saunders then broke free for a 29-yard run to give Los Alamos first-and-goal. Three plays later, Selvage broke a pair of tackles to score a touchdown and tie the game.
Moriarty, however, scored the next 32 points in the game.
Los Alamos didn't reach the end zone again until there was only 1:35 left on the clock. Hard, determined running by Selvage helped Los Alamos score again, but Moriarty simply took a knee after the late touchdown to end the game.
Los Alamos is now 1-2 while Moriarty improved to 2-1.
At halftime of the game, Allison Cunningham and Devon McCleskey were named Los Alamos' Homecoming Queen and King.
See Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor for the complete story.