Derek Selvage makes a 10 yard run early in the first quarter. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
The Toppers did respond with a ten play drive culminating with a 5-yard touchdown run by Derek Selvage making the score 6-6 with 5:18 left in the first quarter. That’s when the Allen Michel show began. Michel is the tailback for the Fighting Pintos. He scored the tie-breaking TD on a 23-yard run and then another on a 3-yard plunge. That ended scoring in the first half with Moriarty ahead 19-6. Oh, yes, Allen Michel kicks the extra points and kickoffs, too.
Michel wasted no time getting to paydirt going 73 yards for a touchdown on Moriarty’s second play of the 3rd quarter! With 2:10 left in the 3rd quarter Michel went 70 yards for his fourth touchdown making the score 31-6 in favor of Moriarty.
Moriarty’s backup tailback, Jon Roj, scored from one-yard out at the 5:27 mark of the fourth quarter. The Toppers did not quit and responded with an 8-play drive ending with Selvage scoring from one yard out making the final score 38-12.
Next Friday the Topper football team travels to Northwest New Mexico to play the always tough Kirtland Central Broncos.