Prep Football Roundup: Roaring Fork surrenders late lead, falls to Skiers |

Prep Football Roundup: Roaring Fork surrenders late lead, falls to Skiers

Mark Moore Special to the Post IndependentA trio of Coal Ridge seniors - Ty Weller, Robby Moore and Colton Schelling (left to right) - walk off their home field for the final time as members of the school's football team.

CARBONDALE, Colorado – With about six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Roaring Fork High School’s football team was looking like it was about to add another upset win against a strong league foe.

It was not to be.

Aspen High School scored two touchdowns late to thwart the Rams’ victory hopes, en route to a 24-14 Skiers win.

Johnny Nieslanik scored two rushing TDs for Roaring Fork, who finished the 2011 campaign with a 3-7 record.

“We as a program and a family grew this season,” Rams head coach Tory Jensen said. “From game to game we improved and I couldn’t be any prouder of the way these guys played.”

The Rams seemed to bring their best game when facing the tougher teams.

On Oct. 7, Roaring Fork stunned reigning 2A state champion Olathe, 23-22.

In a season of ups and downs, the Rams proved to be no pushover, also notching wins against Coal Ridge and Grand Valley.

“We play in a pretty tough league,” Jensen said. “There’s not a team in it that’s not tough.”

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Grand Valley finished its season with a road victory over Coal Ridge on Friday.

The Cardinals bested the host Titans, 34-27.

Both 2A WSL squads ended the 2011 season with 4-6 records.

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