3A WSL champion Bears set to host Eagle Valley
Post Independent Staff
With its defense once again rising to the occasion, Rifle clinched its second consecutive 3A Western Slope League football title with a 21-0 win at Delta last week.
Next up for the unbeaten Bears, who are up to five shutouts on the season and have surrendered a mere 22 points, is a visit from Eagle Valley tonight.
Both teams are likely bound for the playoffs, which begin next weekend.
Rifle (9-0 overall, 7-0 in the 3A WSL) is presently the top-ranked team in Class 3A in both the latest Denver Post poll and the Colorado High School Activities Association’s wild-card point standings.
The Devils (7-2, 5-2) are currently 11th in the wild-card standings. They dipped from fifth to eighth in the Denver Post poll after last week’s 35-7 loss to Palisade.
Senior running back Ryan Moeller’s 202 yards and a touchdown led Rifle on offense in its win at Delta last week. He is now up to 1,993 yards and 28 rushing TDs on the season and is just a few yards shy of topping the 2,000-yard mark for the second straight campaign.
Junior Kellin Leigh is also racking up the rushing yards. He’s up to 753 to go along with eight rushing scores.
Eagle Valley is a physical squad that’s enjoying its best season in some time. The Devils last made the playoffs in 2005.
Glenwood Springs will look to wrap up its season at .500 when it visits Battle Mountain tonight.
The Demons (4-5 overall, 4-3 in the 3A WSL) are coming off last week’s 48-3 win over visiting Montezuma-Cortez, while the Huskies (0-9, 0-7) are still in search of their first win.
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