Monte Vista High School’s Khegan Gunter (5) rushes as Del Norte defenders pursue during Friday’s football game in Monte Vista. The Pirates cruised to a 48-12 win over the Tigers in their 1A Southern Peaks League opener. Gunter ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. The win was the third straight for the Pirates (4-2). The Tigers fell to 1-4 overall. Del Norte’s Brennan Velasquez (24) makes a catch during the game. The Pirates ran for 285 yards and four TDs. MVHS travels to Ignacio (5-0) on Oct. 16 and DNHS hosts No. 2 Centauri (5-0, 1-0 SPL) on Oct. 8.