COLORADO CITY — Playing without standout quarterback Hut Thornton, who injured his shoulder in last week’s bi-district win over Seymour, the Santo football team battled unbeaten Wink for four quarters Thursday in its Region II-2A Division II area-round matchup at Wolf Stadium. But ultimately the black and orange Wildcats were just a little too much for the green ones in a 35-19 win.
SHS, which was down to its third signal caller by game’s end due to a third-quarter targeting call on backup Billy Sandoval, found itself down just 21-19 in the opening minute of the final period. But Wink scored two touchdowns in the final nine minutes to put away coach Devon Mann’s squad.
The loss ended Santo’s season at 10-2, capping the best two-year run in program history at 21-4.