The Colton Middle School Vikings lost 59-30 to Corbett last week.
"We had two costly turnovers the first three minutes of the game and just like that we were behind 16-0, Coach Craig Cervantes said. Against a big, talented 6-1 team like Corbett, this was a horrible start.
Coltons Zemar Smith got a touchdown off an 80-yard kickoff return in the first quarter, taking the score to 16-6.
In the second quarter, Corbett picked up three touchdowns for Coltons two. Smith again found the end zone, this time on a 39-yard run. Chris Bjorn picked up the two-point conversion. Bjorn ended the quarter with a 10-yard touchdown run. This time Smith secured two points on the PAT.
At the half, Colton was down 36-22.
Evan Rasor found the end zone in the third after snagging a 78-yard pass from Dawson Hall.
Our offensive weapons did battle back, and we pulled to within 44-30 by the end of the third quarter, Cervantes said. In the fourth quarter, however, we just couldn't stop their potent pass and run offense. But I was proud of the team for fighting back. It was an exciting season. We scored 264 points, finished 5-1 in the Tri-River Conference and 5-2 overall. Quarterback Dawson Hall threw 16 touchdown passes and wide receiver Evan Rasor caught seven of those. Running back Chris Bjorn had 12 touchdowns for the season and running back Zemar Smith had 11. The defense was led by aggressive defensive end Seth Bruesch. A lot of these talented eighth graders will go on to Colton High School next fall and help the high school program. I was proud of the entire team as every kid worked hard in practice and in the games."