In a year when so little has gone right, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team can say, if nothing else, it ended 2014 on a good note.
The Hilltoppers were drubbed in their final game of the regular season Friday night by the Del Norte Knights. The Knights, who have proven to be the best team in what was proven to be the weakest district in Class 5A, scored three touchdowns in just over 2-1/2 minutes of possession time as they rolled to a 48-16 victory at Sullivan Field.
Although it was apparent very early Los Alamos was going to struggle all throughout this season, the team can take some solace in knowing it never gave up and fought to the last against the District 2 champion.
With time winding down in the contest, Los Alamos put together one of its best drives of the season, a 56-yard scoring drive against Del Norte (5-5 overall, 4-0 in 2-5A).