Toppers Tame Tigers In First Home Game Of Season

The Toppers run onto the field behind their flag. Photo by John McHale/

Members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC present the colors. Photo by John McHale/

Sports News:

Topper Football played host to the Taos Tigers Friday evening at Sullivan Field for the first home game of the session.

The evening was filled with excitement and fanfare with the NJROTC presenting the Colors, the Topper Marching Band, and the Topper Cheerleaders all added to the excitement.

On the playing field, the Taos Tigers elected to receive the opening kickoff and The Tiger Quarter back Damon Ely took the kickoff and ran it in for the first touchdown. That didn’t stop the Toppers from answering with a touchdown of their own and led the contest winning 35-24.

The game was halted for a very long lightening delay at midway, but the contest was completed with the Toppers emerging the winner.

The Topper Marching Band performs for the fans under the direction of Zan Meek. Photo by John McHale/

Sally Hopkins kicks the opening kickoff and all other kickoffs and extra points. Photo by John McHale/

Jeremiah Hartzol celebrates the Toppers first touchdown. Photo by John McHale/

A host of Topper defensemen, #52-Damian Martinez, #71-Abran Chacon and #32-Jacob Green tackle Jose Duran deep in Taos’s territory. Photo by John McHale/

Toppers Jacob Green and Zackery Schwarzkopf are the first to jump on the Taos fumble. Photo by John McHale/

Jeremiah Hartzol is tackled by Favian Cordova near the 40-yard line as the rain begins to fall. Photo by John McHale/