There have been some ugly moments in the long rivalry between West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s, and Saturday’s football game had a few to spare.
St. Mike’s, the third-ranked team in Class 3A, won 42-6 to keep pace with Raton, a 48-12 victor over Pojoaque, in District 2-3A. WLV fell to 2-6 and 0-2 in district.
For the Horsemen, the problem Saturday was penalties. Twice, they had scoring plays negated because of yellow flags, and the offense backed itself up repeatedly because of such miscues.