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September 19, 2019

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Faith Lutheran unable to hold halftime lead in Colorado

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Faith Lutheran High School football team, from left, John Thomson, Josh Hong, Saundre Spiller, John Schulte, Sagan Gronauer and Elijah Kothe pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

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The Faith Lutheran High football team may have let a victory get away tonight in Colorado.

The Crusaders had a seven-point halftime lead at perennial Colorado power Valor Christian but were held scoreless in the second half of a 30-21 defeat.

If it weren’t for a fumble on the 1-yard line when the Crusaders were going in for a touchdown or a safety when the ball was snapped over the head of the punter, the outcome may have been different.

“We confirmed what we knew and what we were expecting of them. They are more than capable of competing with a team of that caliber,” Faith Lutheran coach Vernon Fox said.

Sagan Gronauer completed 35-of-53 passes for 390 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Elijah Kothe caught both scores and finished with 11 receptions for 112 yards.

John Thomson had an interception return for a touchdown of about 10 yards for Faith Lutheran. Saundre Spiller had 42 yards rushing and 73 receiving.

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