Football: Toppers get thumped at Silver Friday night

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took it on the chin Friday night in Silver City.

In its first road game of the 2009 season, Los Alamos was blasted by the Silver Fighting Colts, 53-0, one of its most one-sided losses of the decade.

Friday’s loss was the second time the Hilltoppers (1-2) had been shut out this season. Silver, for its part Friday, nearly equaled its total point production from its previous three games.

Los Alamos scored only one touchdown this season, on defense, and its offense has produced just three points in three games.

Next week’s assignment won’t get any easier. Los Alamos will play the top-ranked team in the state, the Belen Eagles, at Belen.

Belen will roll into that game, scheduled for Friday night, on the heels of a 62-0 win over Roswell. Belen hasn’t failed to score less than 42 points in any of its four games — all wins — this season and has pitched two straight shutouts. The Eagles blanked cross-county rival Los Lunas 50-0 the week earlier.

It was a rough weekend all around for District 2AAAA.

Bernalillo was crushed by Albuquerque Academy 52-18 and Capital didn’t fare much better against Kirtland Central, losing 45-14.

Scores weren’t available at press time for the Española Valley-Grants Friday night game or Taos’ Saturday meeting with a surprisingly powerful Pojoaque Elks squad, which went into that game with three big wins in three outings under former Los Alamos Middle School assistant Quevin Redding.