Lobos celebrate homecoming but take a loss

42-7 versus Fort Morgan

Graciela Fischer
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 9/20/21

It’s no secret the homecoming football game is one of the most anticipated games of the season. Students get excited for the homecoming dance while athletic teams try to take the wins of the …

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Lobos celebrate homecoming but take a loss

42-7 versus Fort Morgan

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It’s no secret the homecoming football game is one of the most anticipated games of the season. Students get excited for the homecoming dance while athletic teams try to take the wins of the week. 

For Conifer High School, the homecoming football game against the Fort Morgan Mustangs was Sept. 17. Fort Morgan is known for being tough competition, and tough competition is just what it brought, wining 42-7.

“Fort Morgan was just a great team,” sophomore Grady Forsythe said. “They are big, fast and well-coached. "During the game, I was just focused and stayed positive.”

Conifer's one trip to the end zone came courtesy of a run by Nicolas Hudson. Sophnomore kicker Jared Dickson made the extra point.

Fort Morgan however able to get past Conifer’s defense multiple times to run up the score.

“We prepared like always by watching film and going over blocking,” senior Gauge Womack said “Me, personally, never gave up no matter the score.”

Womack led the Lobos in tackles on defense, and in offensive yards — 107 yards rushing and another 48 in receptions.

Senior quarterback Zach Zaifa went 10-18 with 93 passing yards.

Conifer, now 2-2 for the season. has a peach of a road game on Sept. 23 against Palisade at Mesa University.

“The goal for the next game and for the rest of the season is to play like it’s your last and focus on one play at a time,” Womack said.

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