Battle Mountain football forces nine turnovers in win over Alameda

Battle Mountain really took to heart the idea that an opposing team can't score if it doesn't have the ball.

The Huskies (2-0 overall) turned in maybe the most dominant defensive performances of the season, forcing nine turnovers in a 49-0 win over Alameda on Saturday.

The nine turnovers is not a state record. In a game back in October of 1982, Denver Christian totaled 11 interceptions in a game. There is no state record for total turnovers in a game.

In all, there were six interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Garret Anderson, Elijah Morales (2), Parker Lutz and Tanner Roberts (2) all grabbed interceptions. Lutz's interception went for a 40-yard touchdown. He also scored on a blocked punt and on the offensive side ball, giving him a triple crown day.

Roberts also ran one of his interceptions back for a touchdown, taking his 80 yards.

The three fumble recoveries went Martin Velasco, Daniel Redinger and Lutz.

The offense played every bit as well as the defensive unit, finding the end zone four times. Battle Mountain looks to improve to 3-0 next week with a trip to Basalt.