DOUGLAS – The struggles for the Torrington Blazers continued Friday evening on the road in a 40-14 loss to the Douglas Bearcats.
The Bearcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead before Torrington sophomore Trace Floyd cracked the end zone with a 2-yard run to draw the Blazers back within six.
In the second quarter, Douglas added 13 more points while holding the Blazers out of the end zone. In the second, Torrington managed only 24 yards of total offense.
Neither team found the end zone in the third quarter, but Douglas cracked the end zone again in the fourth quarter twice.
In between the two Bearcat scores, Torrington added its final score of the game when senior quarterback Sam Firminhac connected with sophomore Deagan Keith for a 17-yard score.
In all, Torrington gained 154 yards of offense, while the defense gave up 444 yards to the Bearcats.
Floyd led the Blazers with 37 yards rushing on 21 attempts, while Firminhac was 9 of 18 passing for 115 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Jackson Jones led the Blazers with 19 defensive points, including seven tackles with one for a loss. Floyd also had seven tackles.
The Blazers (1-4 overall and 0-2 in the 3A East) travels to Riverton (2-4 and 1-1) on Friday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. contest.