By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun
The Logan Longhorns started their season strong with a 44-18 victory against the Springer Red Devils Friday night.
The Red Devils were unable to stop the Longhorns’ offensive advances as host Logan took a 24-6 halftime lead.
“Our defense could not stop the Longhorns run,” said Red Devils coach Michael Glasman. “For a young team with only three players that saw playing time (before this season), we did well.”
During the second quarter the Red Devils quarterback had an asthma attack and had to be taken by ambulance to Trigg. The Red Devils put in rookie Chris Galli, who was playing his first game of high school football.
“Chris had never played football before tonight,” said Glasman “He did well in finding the gaps in the Longhorns’ pass coverage.”
Logan dominated throughout and punctuated the win with a goal-line stand. With 2:02 on the clock, Longhorn senior Klint Rodgers tackled the Red Devils running back on 4th and 1.
“I was in the right place at the right time to stop that run and keep them from scoring,” said Rodgers. “This win is a good way for us to start the season.”
“We had two turnovers in the game but the guys did not panic and kept their composure,” said Logan coach Billy Burns. “Our pass defense needs some work but all together we did well tonight.”
Logan’s next game will be on Sept. 8 against Montainair at Mountainair: 11 a.m.: Junior High, 1:30 p.m. Varsity.