The Durango High School football team extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to four games with a 23-15 victory at Aztec on Friday night.
The Demons scored two second-half touchdowns to improve to 4-0; Aztec slipped to 0-3.
Dillon Lammon caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Gillen on fourth down with 3:08 to play in the third quarter to break open what had been a close game.
Aztec led 7-6 at halftime.
Lammon's acrobatic catch in the end zone and Avery Llewellyn's extra point gave the Demons a 16-7 lead. The touchdown was set up by a 28-yard run by Gillen.
Llewellyn previously had connected on three field goals for the Demons in Aztec's homecoming game. He hit from 43 and 38 yards in the first half. He added a 33-yard field goal early in the second half.
The Demons scored again when Joe Keresey passed 14 yards to Easton Garcia for a touchdown on a trick play with 11:30 to play in the fourth quarter.
Llewellyn again added the conversion kick for the 23-7 Durango lead.
Aztec responded with a scoring drive that included a fourth-down conversion deep in Durango territory.
James Watkins scored on a 2-yard run, and the Tigers passed for a two-point conversion to cut Durango's lead to 23-15 with 7:51 to play.
Aztec immediately got the ball back on an onside, squib kickoff.
But the DHS defense held and took over on downs with 6:43 to play.
However, the Demon drive stalled, and on fourth down DHS went into punt formation.
An errant snap enabled Aztec to take over at the Durango 31 with 4:32 to play.
Again the DHS defense stepped up and forced the Tigers to give up the ball on downs with 2:27 remaining.
The Demons ran out the clock, helped by a long run on third down by Kaelen Waters.
Gus Barnes added another first-down run.
The Demons finished with 187 yards of total offense.
Barnes rushed 12 times for 45 yards.
Garcia had four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Aztec totaled 219 yards in the loss.
Aztec freshman quarterbackAdam Lucero completed 13 of 30 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown.
Last year, Durango lost to Aztec 52-12.
The Demons will be idle next weekend before a game against Sand Creek in Colorado Springs on Oct. 2.