Prep Football Roundup: Basalt tramples Cardinals, 38-0
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It didn’t matter who lined up in the backfield Friday night for Basalt.
The Longhorns’ offensive line dominated at the point of attack all evening against visiting Grand Valley, helping the team’s backs pile up 375 yards on the ground. Basalt jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never tested en route to a resounding 38-0 victory.
The Longhorns are now 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the 2A Western Slope League. The Cardinals fell to 3-4.
“We pretty much just ran the same play over and over,” joked Basalt head coach Carl Frerichs. “We played really well.”
After forcing Grand Valley to punt on the game’s opening possession, the Longhorns took the ball and drove right down the field. Quarterback Scotty Hoffman bulled his way into the end zone on a 1-yard keeper to give Basalt the early seven-point lead.
When he wasn’t rushing the ball, Hoffman was handing off to Zach Mobilian and Erick Enriquez, who both routinely torched the Grand Valley defense. Mobilian, who returned to the lineup after missing the bulk of the last two games because of an apparent ankle injury, rushed for nearly 200 yards and three touchdowns.
“Having Zach back was huge for us,” Frerichs said.
Enriquez recorded more than 100 yards on the ground and added a TD.
While they surrendered a few big plays, the Longhorns’ defense made the lead stand up.
“The defense just played phenomenal,” Frerichs said. “They really controlled things out there.”
Going up 20-6 by halftime, Roaring Fork stomped all over visiting Gunnison on Friday, beating the Cowboys by a final count of 40-6.
And the Rams didn’t even score first in this one.
Trae Moxley hauled in a 19-yard TD catch from quarterback Clay Gross with 4 minutes, 42 seconds left in the second quarter to give Roaring Fork a 7-6 lead.
The Rams added two more scores before the half, including a 60-yard strike from Gross to Trent Reeds at the end of the second.
Gross ran for a score to start the third quarter and then, midway through the frame, Roaring Fork scored a TD on a hook-and-lateral.
The host Rams added one more TD in the fourth quarter in improving to 2-5 overall and to 1-3 in the 2A WSL.
Gunnison dropped to 3-4 overall and to 1-3 in league.
Jumping all over visiting Coal Ridge early, Olathe bulldozed its way to a 43-0 win on Friday.
“They got three big plays on their first three drives,” Titans coach Scott Parker relayed. “They just jumped on us early. Every big play they had, they scored. We were just playing catch-up the whole game.”
Parker’s squad fell behind 37-0 at halftime.
The loss dropped Coal Ridge to 5-2 overall and to 2-2 in the 2A WSL. Olathe improved to 5-2 and is now 4-0 in league play.
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