The Salida football team had a tough battle at home not only against the Montezuma-Coretz Panthers, but against the elements themselves on a cold, snowy night Friday, losing 42-6.

While the Panthers dominated the first half, 34-0, the Salida defense was able to hold them to one touchdown with a two point conversion in the second half.

The Spartans were able get their offense going in the second half of the game, scoring their second touchdown of the season on a run from junior Brewer Matthews, who put together 94 yards on the ground.

The loss puts the Spartans at 0-5 while the Panthers are 2-3.

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