The Las Animas Trojans took to the gridiron on Friday, Oct. 13, for the first time under the new lights at Jack LaSalle Field. Their opponents: The Springfield Longhorns.

The Las Animas Trojans took to the gridiron on Friday, Oct. 13, for the first time under the new lights at Jack LaSalle Field. Their opponents: The Springfield Longhorns.

In the first quarter, the Trojans gave up 19 points, and scored seven. The single touchdown came on a 5-yard run by Jake Davis.

The second quarter was a shutout by the Longhorns as they scored 28 unanswered to go ahead by 40 just at the end of the half.

Per CHSAA ruling, any 8-man football game that exceeds a 40 point lead results in a running clock for the remainder of the game, so the second half was run in 24 straight minutes that stopped only for a couple of time outs.

The Trojans did make the most of the second half — shutting out the Longhorns and scoring twice.

The first score was set up by a breakout run by Devon Frazier. Frazier opened up a 35-yard run, and nearly scored himself, but set up Miles Radar, the quarterback, for a 1-yard scamper for a TD.

Radar wasn’t done. With 7:20 left in the game, Radar intercepted a Springfield pass and ran it back 35 yards for another score. Both TDs resulted in incomplete 2-point conversions.

The final score was still in Springfield’s favor: 47-19.

This week, the Trojans travel to Granada to face the Bobcats. Game time in Granada is 7 p.m.