Rams, Bears, Cards pull off victories
RIFLE – Tyler Thompson scored all four of the Bears touchdowns in a 27-14 conference win over Delta. The win evened Rifle’s overall record at 1-1 and 1-0 in the Class 3A Western Slope Conference.Thompson opened the game with a 1-yard run with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left in the first quarter. The senior running back raised Rifle’s lead to 14-0 in the second quarter with a seven-yard touchdown, followed by a successful two-point conversion pass.Rifle scored twice in the third quarter – on runs of 11 and five yards by Thompson to ice the game.The Bears resume conference play next Friday at Montezuma-Cortez.
PARACHUTE – The Grand Valley Cardinals were serious when they collectively said 2006 would be their year. A 37-6 pounding over Class 2A Basalt proved that point.Quarterback Richard Gallegos scored three touchdowns and backfield running mate Danny Manzanares added two TD’s of his own in the nonconference game Friday night.The Cardinals (2-0 overall) took the lead on Gallegos’ 3-yard run midway in the first quarter. As the game progressed, Grand Valley extended the lead to 22-0 by the third quarter on touchdown runs of 36 yards by Manzanares and 4 yards by Gallegos before the Longhorns’ Willie Kline broke the onslaught with a 16-yard scoring run late in the quarter.Manzanares and Gallegos wrapped up the contest by scoring touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
CARBONDALE – For the second week in a row, the Rams lost their starting quarterback. Fortunately, Jake Kinney, who had taken over the job after Kade Giannetti suffered a broken rib in last week’s win at Glenwood Springs, was able to come back and lead Roaring Fork to a 18-12 overtime win over Eagle Valley.Kinney’s cross-field pass to Tyler Hunt in the second overtime period gave the Rams their second win of the young football season, along with sending the highly-regarded Devils to their second straight loss of the year.
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