By Arnie Leshin
It was quite a ride to Fort Wingate, but a good one for the Santa Fe Indian School as it carried off a 56-6 rout of the home side in a non-district football game Friday night.
It was the third win in four starts under new head coach Bill Moon and assistant Kevin Houck, and it has a good chance to also get past visiting Espanola McCurdy Friday night, and Espanola Valley on the road the next stop, also on Friday night.
Then comes the District 2-3A schedule against St. Michael’s at home, a visit to Raton, and a finale at West Las Vegas.
Up 32-6 at halftime, the Braves never trailed. They were led by sophomore Taylor Torvivio and senior Fenyx Morningdove, with Torvivio carrying the ball for a trio of touchdowns, the longest for 75 yards.
Morningdove also ran for three touchdowns, the longest 55 yards, and he also came up with an interception and took it 50 yards into the end zone.
Indian School had a full bus heading to Wingate, but returned with only seven because many of the students also reside in that area and left with their families.
“That was fine,” Hauck said, “I knew they were happy, had a good game that they won, and probably celebrated with their families while we rode back to Santa Fe on our bus.”