Spartans Show Improvement in Road Loss at Loveland

Posted on: October 3, 2022

While still looking for their first win of the season, the Spartans put forth a better effort in a road lost at Loveland Friday night. After a slow start to the season, Loveland had won their two most recent games in impressive fashion and showed renewed confidence. The Tigers were looking to break a six year losing streak against Turpin.

The game started with both teams playing solid defense through the first quarter. Loveland took advantage of a Turpin miscue late in the first quarter, which produced a short field opportunity. After a quick drive, the Tigers scored late in the first quarter on a short pass, taking a 7-0 lead. Loveland then took control of the game, scoring twice in the second quarter, ending the half with a 21-0 lead.

The Spartans played a significantly better second half, scoring in the third quarter on a short Devan Nigam to Clark Helgason pass play, tightening the score to 21-6. With the Tigers driving on the ensuing possession, Ben Schroeder intercepted a Loveland pass in the end zone and Turpin looked to continue the rally. While the Spartans showed good energy, they could not sustain the momentum and the Tigers drove down to score late in the fourth quarter to close out the contest.

Loveland controlled the contest with a strong running game throughout. The Spartans showed improvement in the second half on both sides of the ball. The Turpin faithful are looking for the Spartans to take that renewed effort into the home game against Walnut Hills this coming Friday. Walnut has also struggled this season, giving the Spartans an opportunity to turn the tide.