x
Breaking News
More () »

Wiggins improves to 5-1 on the season with close win over Yuma

The 1A No. 8 ranked Tigers took down Yuma on Friday night by a final score of 30-28.

WIGGINS, Colo. — For two 1A football teams with playoff aspirations and beyond, Friday night's showdown between No. 8 Wiggins and No. 10 Yuma was a pivotal one. 

In the end, it was the hosting Tigers prevailing over Yuma with a 30-28 win. 

Wiggins led 16-7 at halftime and 30-21 late before holding on in the final moments for the victory. The game was knotted 7-7 just before the break when the Tigers registered a safety after a botched punt to go up 9-7. 

One of the highlights of the evening immediately followed, as Wiggins QB Cole Kerr hooked up with Omar Perez for a 61-yard score to extend the lead. The duo would connect again in the second half for another long TD. 

Next up for Wiggins (5-1) is a home game against Holyoke on Friday, Oct. 15 while Yuma (3-3) will host Burlington the night before. 

>>Watch the extended video above and see the highlights on the 9NEWS Prep Rally this weekend!

RELATED: ThunderRidge football defeats Mountain Vista in intense rivalry game

RELATED: No. 2 Arapahoe boys soccer, No. 8 Cherokee trail play to 2OT draw

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Sports

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Denver Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS KUSA APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for KUSA "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.