Grand Valley looks to outrun Coal Ridge |

Grand Valley looks to outrun Coal Ridge

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PARACHUTE, Colorado ” Grand Valley’s march toward what the Cardinals hope will be a 2A Western Slope League title continued last week with a 40-16 drubbing of Roaring Fork.

Behind 191 yards and two touchdowns from Colton Cowan, it was smooth sailing for the Cardinals against the Rams.

Tonight, Grand Valley sets its sights on visiting Coal Ridge, which is coming off a 28-13 loss at Basalt.

It’ll be a game featuring big-numbers backs when the Titans and Cardinals meet in Parachute.

Coal Ridge’s Bradey Gasaway returned from a shoulder injury to rush for two long scores against the Longhorns last week and is averaging 6.6 yards a carry this season.

Cowan’s been tearing up opposing defenses with regularity as well.

Grand Valley, ranked seventh in the state by RockyPreps, is currently tied atop the 2A WSL standings with Olathe. Both are 4-0 in league. The Cardinals and Titans meet Oct. 31 in a regular-season finale that will likely be a battle for the league title.

ASPEN, Colorado ” Losers of two straight, Aspen will no doubt be fired up and looking to revisit the win column in Friday’s contest with visiting Roaring Fork.

The Rams, who were beaten up on by visiting Grand Valley last week, will no doubt be looking to do the same.

Aspen’s coming off a rough stretch in which the Skiers lost to league stalwarts Grand Valley (Oct. 3) and Olathe (Oct. 10).

Roaring Fork had won two straight before its 40-16 setback against the Cardinals.

RIFLE, Colorado ” Rifle looks to bounce back after a 45-0 loss at Glenwood Springs last week.

A matchup with winless Battle Mountain might just do the trick.

The Bears dropped to 1-6 overall and to 1-4 in the 3A WSL with last week’s defeat.

Battle Mountain, which lost to Steamboat Springs 62-13 last Friday, is 0-7 overall.

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