Los Alamos football begins its quest for a successful season at 7 p.m. tonight by hosting Pojoaque at Sullivan Field.
The Hilltoppers have several returners from last year’s 4-6 squad, including senior quarterback Nick Quartieri, who’s expected to be Los Alamos’ key to success in 2016.
“We’re all excited to get out there and see how the team looks against Pojoaque,” Quartieri said. “It’s the first game and it’s always interesting. I’m definitely excited.”
Los Alamos coach Garett Williams said his team is ready to put everything they’ve been working on this summer into real-game scenarios.
“I’m excited to watch these guys play,” Williams said. “They’ve been working so hard all summer. It’s time to watch all that work pay off. And that’s the best thing as a coach, getting to watch those guys actually use the things that they’ve been working at, and see everything start clicking.”
Friday will be the seventh-consecutive season-opening meeting between Los Alamos and Pojoaque. The Hilltoppers have defeated Pojoaque three of the last four seasons, and are 4-2 in the last six seasons against the Elks.