The Raton Tiger football team will travel many miles for their 2017 season and the trip to take on their nemesis Socorro Warriors seemed a little shorter after a 35-28 win over the 4A opponent on Friday, September 8th.
The Tigers offense opened up holes for quarterback Dustin Segura all night long which allowed the senior to score four rushing TDs. Three of the scores were 10 yards or less, but a third quarter 73 yard scamper was essential for the Tigers to maintain a two touchdown cushion over Socorro, a cushion that was essential as the Warriors made a late charge, scoring two unanswered TDs and recovering an on-side kick, before time ran out.
Raton’s Segura also accounted for an aerial TD with a 45 yard connection with Nathaniel Tarbox.
With the win, Raton is now 3-0 and will have their Homecoming this Friday, September 15th against the Questa Wildcats. Kickoff at 7 pm in the Jungle with the broadcast on KRTN FM 93.9 and streamed on Network1Sports.com