A last-minute touchdown from Horizon dealt the Rocky Mountain High School football team a 14-7 loss on the road Thursday night.
The Lobos (3-2, 1-2 Front Range League) and Hawks (4-1, 3-0 FRL) were locked in a defensive battle, entering halftime scoreless.
Horizon’s Art Toledo broke the silence late in the third quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Salazar.
Rocky Mountain responded with just more than one minute to play on a 9-yard touchdown run from Cade Hairgrove — his 11th of the season — capping off a 99-yard scoring drive.
The Hawks erased any chance of overtime with another touchdown pass from Toledo to Koy Bowen from eight yards out with 14 seconds left in regulation.
Rocky Mountain will return home to host Fairview at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Knights are ranked No. 10 in Class 5A in this week’s Associated Press media poll.
HORIZON 14, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7
H — Art Toledo 28 pass to Isaac Salazar (Alli Underwood kick), 1:20.
RM — Cade Hairgrove 9 run (Will Morgan kick), 1:23.
H — Toledo 8 pass to Koy Bowen (Underwood kick), 0:14.