Prep Roundup: Bears roll to their third victory
EDGEWATER — Tyler Bosshardt had touchdown receptions of 22, 4 and 25 yards, and Rifle dominated from the first half on during the fourth-ranked Bears’ 64-6 nonleague victory over Jefferson on Friday night.
Rifle (3-0), which led 49-0 at halftime, also got a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown from Davy Fugita in the first half. Brock Clark also had a pair of rushing touchdowns, and quarterback Layton Stutsman finished 6-of-8 passing for 160 yards and his three TD strikes to Bosshardt.
“The last three weeks, we’ve had to make three hour trips to play a game,” said Rifle coach Damon Wells, whose team defeated Grand County in Moab, Utah, 56-6 on Aug. 29. “We’re just happy that we’ve had this much success.
“Credit the kids from Jefferson,” the coach continued. “They played hard.”
Rifle has a bye week in the week coming before the Bears play their homecoming game on Sept. 19 against Eagle Valley.
Meeker 53, Coal Ridge 6
PEACH VALLEY — Meeker proved it will be one of the better teams in Class 1A against the Titans, improving to 3-0 with its nonleague victory over the Titans.
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Coal Ridge will play again on Sept. 12 at Grand Valley.
Coal Ridge 3, Grand Junction Central 1
GRAND JUNCTION — Sergio Vanentin scored a pair of goals, including the go-ahead goal in the second half that essentially lifted the 3A Titans (2-0-0) to a nonleague victory over the Class 4A Warriors.
Chaz Apostolik added the third goal of the game for Coal Ridge, which continues nonleague play today when it plays Telluride in Grand Junction.
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