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Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Lose in First Round of Playoffs

 

November 7, 2018

Julie Jones

Isaac Robinson escapes the pressure and goes for a jump pass, connecting with Gregory Horton for a 48-yard touchdown.

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans' 2018 season comes to an end with a 35-20 loss to the Castle View Sabercats Saturday in Castle Rock in the first round of the CHSAA Class 5A state playoffs.

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Fountain-Fort Carson finished the year 5-5.

Castle View was able to dominate the first half, scoring on every possession save one. The Trojan offense got on the scoreboard in the second quarter when Isaac Robinson connected with Gregory Horton for a 48-yard touchdown. A bad hold on the PAT held the Trojans to 6 points.

Castle View's final possession of the first half was stopped by an interception by Ricardo Rivera.

Castle View found it harder to move in the second half, finally stifled by the Trojan defense. The offense had some success on the ground, when Shawn Smith barrelled into the end zone late in the third quarter. The extra point by Tristan Owen was good and closed the score to 28-13.

Julie Jones

Shawn Smith spins out of the tackle.

Castle View got their final score in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans kept battling and drove into the end zone one more time, scoring on a four-yard run by Vincent Naranjo. The conversion kick split the uprights and the Trojans finished out the scoring in the game.

After the game, Fountain-Fort Carson head coach Jake Novotny said, "I think we had a lot of good things happened this season. We had a lot of injuries coming into this game, and I'm proud of how much they battled, we had guys playing out of position, so I'm also proud of the heart and effort to not quit until the last whistle. We've made improvements every season, so we'll take a week off, then back in the weight room to get ready for 2019."

The Trojans would like to thank their families, friends, school and community for their support during the 2018 season.

 

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