No. 3 Holyoke beats No. 8 Wray in top-10 1A football matchup

Holyoke Wray football

(Courtesy of Daniel Stoeber)

Holyoke secured an important top-10 win on Friday against rival Wray.

The Dragons, ranked No. 3, beat No. 8 Wray 34-14.

"Rivalry games always add an element of intensity," Holyoke coach Dustin Sprague said. "I was very proud of how our kids played for all four quarters. Our defense made some great plays for us tonight and offensively we capitalized on them. It was a great team win and we have a great group of seniors that have worked very hard to get here."

After Wray tied the game midway through the third quarter, Holyoke broke free with 20 second-half points to remain unbeaten.

The Dragons responded with a touchdown right after Wray tied the game with a 1-yard rushing score from Miles Sprauge. That gave Holyoke a 20-14 lead going to the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Blake Mosenteen punched in a 1-yard touchdown and also returned an interception 38 yards for a score.

Miles Sprauge also had a passing touchdown, and Mike Ramos had a rushing and receiving score for Holyoke. Luis Chafino also had two interceptions for the Dragons.

Junior Arambula led Wray with two rushing TDs, and an interception.

Holyoke moves to 7-0 with the win, and is tied atop the North Central with Limon at 3-0.

Wray is now 5-2.

"Holyoke played a great game,” Wray coach Levi Kramer said. "They have tremendous athletes and are very well coached. Hat's off to them."

Holyoke Wray football

(Courtesy of Daniel Stoeber)