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Longhorns have tough homecoming test vs. Rams

Staff Report

The Basalt High School football team certainly didn’t schedule a patsy for its homecoming game.

The Longhorns (0-2 Class 2A Western Slope, 3-1 overall) face the Denver Post’s No. 3-ranked team in the state in league-leading Roaring Fork (2-0, 4-0) tonight at 7 p.m. at the Basalt Middle School football field.

Roaring Fork plays its second consecutive road game, after nipping Hotchkiss 21-20 last weekend. Three of the Rams four games have been decided by four points or less, but two of those games were against Class 3A opponents. The Rams’ only other game was a 41-7 victory over league opponent Olathe.

Basalt has one win on the season, which came due to a forfeit by Meeker, which used an ineligible player.

In other area football action, Rifle, coming off an upset win over then-No. 1 Palisade, travels to Delta for a 7 p.m. conference tilt tonight. Rifle enters the contest 1-0 in the Class 3A WSC (3-1 overall), while Delta is 3-1 overall and yet to play a conference game.

The Class 3A Glenwood Springs Demons (0-1, 1-3) are also on the road tonight, facing winless Montezuma-Cortez.

Class A Grand Valley (2-0, 3-1) travels to Rangely (1-1, 2-2) for a WSC conference game at 7:30 p.m.

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