It didn’t take a rousing halftime speech or emotional plea to motivate the Delta High School football team on Saturday when they led Alamosa by 10-8 at halftime. It was cool, calm analytical adjustments that made the difference.

Some defensive tweaks and offensive familiarity set a different tone in the second half as the Panthers scored 27 unanswered points and rolled to a 37-8 victory over the Mean Moose in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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