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Berthoud High School senior and quarterback Cody Braesch is all smiles right before signing his letter of intent to play football at Colorado State University — Pueblo. Braesch along with four teammates signed letters to play in college next fall. It was the most athletes the school has had sign for football in school history.
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5 Berthoud seniors commit to play college football

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than attaining a goal one has set themselves. That could not have been more plainly evident than when five… Read more »


Berthoud’s Hall completes standout football career

By Surveyor Staff Berthoud High School senior wide receiver Jackson Hall had an exceptionally good season as one of the most dominate wide receivers in the state in all school… Read more »

Berthoud defensive lineman Ben Douglas (62) celebrates a Roosevelt fumble that was recovered by Berthoud on the first drive of the game. The result was a Spartans' touchdown. 
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Berthoud football falls to Roosevelt to end season

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor In a strange way, the final game of the year for the Berthoud High School football team was something of a microcosm of their season… Read more »

Berthoud defensive end Steele Castles tackles Northridge running back Manny Araujo during the Oct. 30 contest at Northridge High School in Greeley. 
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Strong second half propels Berthoud past Northridge

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Limiting mistakes, especially avoidable mistakes, is perhaps the ultimate key to success in sports. Making too many mistakes can quickly negate any advantage a team… Read more »

Berthoud offensive linemen Eric Montes runs the ball during the final play of the
game against the Frederick Warriors on Oct. 23 in Frederick.
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Spartans slay Warriors

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Get up off the mat. Get back on the horse. Use whatever cliché one prefers, the Berthoud High football team got back in the proverbial… Read more »

Berthoud running back Jimmy Fate punches in a touchdown for the Spartans during the first period of the 21-18
loss to Mead at Max Marr Field at Berthoud High School on Oct. 23.
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Spartans go down fighting to Mead

Mead defeat comes down to last play for Berthoud By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor One of the most painful lessons to learn in life is that sometimes even one’s best… Read more »

The clock is ticking for Berthoud football

By John Hall The Surveyor In the last seven football seasons, about this time of the year, I’ve written in the Berthoud Surveyor how seniors start to realize their high… Read more »

Berthoud junior Karsten Bump recovers a fumble with help from sophomore Ryan Schmad (81) during the game vs. Holy Family in Broomfield on Oct. 9. Celebrating
with Bump and Schmad are seniors John Koclanes (11) and Jamie Gray (51) and Stephen Lockard (52).\
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Berthoud suffers first lost to Holy Family

Spartans eye No. 10 Mavericks this Friday By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor In the game of football, it’s amazing what can happen in such a short period of time. In… Read more »

One game doesn’t make a season

By John Hall The Surveyor Last Friday night, as the game clock hit zeros at halftime, the Berthoud High School (BHS) Spartans football team saw its 6-point deficit just seconds… Read more »

Berthoud wide receiver Jackson Hall eluded an Erie tackle and went on to score the Spartans' go ahead touchdown after receiving a pass from Cody Braesch in the second half of
last Friday’s game versus Erie at Max Marr Field at Berthoud High School.
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Berthoud bests Erie 18-14 in pivotal game

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor There is perhaps nothing that contributes more strongly to building character than responding to and overcoming adversity. That is as true in team sports as… Read more »