Hauptly resigns from Rams post | PostIndependent.com

Hauptly resigns from Rams post

CARBONDALE – Rather than give instruction on the football field, Matt Hauptly will be receiving instruction this fall.After one season as Roaring Fork High School’s varsity football coach, Hauptly has resigned from the position, in preparation to attend law school.Accepting the post a week before the 2005 season after previous head coach Tory Jensen’s resignation due to business interests, Hauptly added to the Rams decade-long run of success on the gridiron.With a roster of returning veteran talent on the roster, Hauptly, previously Roaring Fork’s strength and conditioning coach, directed the Rams to a third-straight, Class 2A Western Slope Conference title, going 9-0 in the process.Paced by all-state selections Jake Bowman, Parker Nieslanik and Kade Gianinetti, Roaring Fork entered the 3A state playoffs with a No. 2 ranking. The seeding proved correct as the Rams earned a hard-fought 21-12 victory over Lamar in the first round to set up another home game showdown with defending state champion Faith Christian.In the game against the Crusaders, the Rams took early control and jumped out to a 12-0 lead.As the game progressed, two plays turned the game around. Faith Christian returned an interception for a TD, then pounced on a bad punt snap to set up another TD for a 20-12 loss.Due the start of spring break after Friday’s classes, Roaring Fork has yet to start a search for a new head football coach.

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