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Berthoud football makes strong statement at CSU camp

By John Hall The Surveyor Head Coach Troy Diffendaffer had a goal, when taking over as the new Spartans coach last year, of Berthoud “Returning to Glory.” Good play in… Read more »

Berthoud head football coach Troy Diffendaffer talks with the team about the loss to Discovery 
Canyon, 41-0, in the first round of the state playoffs on Oct. 7. It’s the first time the BHS football team has had postseason play since 2008.
Jan Dowker / The Surveyor

2014 is a year to remember for Spartans football

By John Hall The Surveyor The Berthoud Spartans’ football program saw its season come to a close in the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 7 at District… Read more »

From left to right: Berthoud’s Brendon Stanley, Chad Ellis, Cody Braesch, Jimmy Fate, Stephen Lockard and Jackson Hall have played football together since fourth grade. Now, all juniors at BHS, they prepare to play in their first playoff game as Spartans. 
Photo by Dan Megenhardt

On and off the field

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Barely 12 hours removed from a disappointing loss to Holy Family, and not even 30 minutes after completing a grueling Saturday morning conditioning drill, a… Read more »

Berthoud's Matt Bonds tackles Roosevelt's Cameron Hurtado on Oct. 31 in Johnstown. Despite losing the game 28-14, the Spartans still made the playoffs and are set to face No. 1 Discovery Canyon this Friday night in Colorado Springs. 
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Anything is possible in the playoffs

By John Hall The Surveyor The growth and maturation of the Berthoud High School football program is evident over the course of this season. As parents, teachers, and fans, we… Read more »

The Berthoud Spartans take the field on Oct. 17. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Spartans set to play No. 1 Discovery Canyon in state playoffs

By John Hall The Surveyor On the merit of the Berthoud High School Spartans 7-3 season, the BHS football team earned one of the exclusive 16 spots in the state… Read more »

Berthoud wide receiver Jackson Hall, 83, breaks a tackle against a Northridge defender on Oct. 24 at Max Marr Field in Berthoud. This was Hall’s second touchdown in the game, and two-TD game for the second week in a row, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Northridge. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Grizzlies roar, best Spartans 32-20

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Some losses are tougher to stomach than others. The Berthoud High School football team experienced one of those losses last Friday night as they fell… Read more »

Berthoud quarterback, Cody Braesh, 7, passes for another completion to wide receiver Jackson Hall during the game against Frederick on Oct. 17 at Max Marr Field. Braesh and Hall connected for both Berthoud touchdowns in the game. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Spartans narrowly avoid the Warriors trap

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Coming off a hard-fought, come-from-behind win in Mead the week prior, and perhaps looking ahead to what figures to be two very tough games –… Read more »