Third-year Spanish Springs coach Eric Borja said this year will be about his team’s ability to play four quarters of football.
If the Cougs could’ve finished the final two on Friday night, they would’ve pulled off an upset victory at Damonte Ranch. Instead, Spanish Springs suffered a 33-19 defeat.
The Cougars (1-2, 0-0) held a 19-7 lead late in the second quarter against the Mustangs, a trendy pick to upend Carson in the Sierra League. Then things unraveled.
Damonte Ranch (3-1, 0-0) pulled within 19-14 right before and break and held Spanish Springs off the board the rest of the way, scoring the final 26 unanswered points.
Things don’t get much easier for the Cougs next Friday at home against Galena. The Grizzlies (2-2) have one of the toughest defenses in the 4A North, but will be coming off a 28-7 loss to Reno.