Rams knock down Titans with second-half intensity
CARBONDALE – These Rams finally got what they were looking for.Big plays on offense, big plays on defense, but more importantly it was the intensity Roaring Fork brought that delivered a 50-10 win over Coal Ridge on Friday. “We haven’t been able to do that this year. We have been getting hammered,” said Roaring Fork head coach Mike Brinson. “All of the sudden it felt like Roaring Fork of old.”Coal Ridge hung close in the first half, matching Roaring Fork’s scoring with a touchdown and a field goal to tie the game at 10 going into halftime.”When it was 10-10, that’s how I thought it would be because we matched up well,” Brinson said.The Rams, who at 1-5 overall have struggled this season with injuries and only have three seniors on their roster, then came out ready to go in the second half.Jake Kinney – who hit Dietrich Minor for a 34-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter – raced 62 yards down the field for another score on the second play of the third quarter to put the Rams up 17-10. Capitalizing on a Coal Ridge fumble, Kinney hit Minor again for a TD. Roaring Fork’s defense then stopped the Titans, only to get the ball back and score again on a 35-yard Kinney scramble.”We couldn’t stop their running back. That kid is a stud and he looked like an All-American against us tonight,” said Coal Ridge head coach Jim Hoffman. “We didn’t tackle very well and he ran the ball hard. We have to give them all the credit in the world; they ran the ball well.”The Rams got the ball back when Coal Ridge turned it over on downs and Kinney found Michael Black wide open in the end zone for another TD that put Roaring Fork up 36-10.Nate Soucie, who hit four extra points and a field goal on the night, then had his turn carrying the ball. He took off for 51 yards and a score as Roaring Fork went up 43-10. Luke Leone recorded the final score of the game, scooping up a Titan fumble and running it over 40 yards for a touchdown.”The intensity was through the roof. And that’s what it was all about tonight – heart and intensity,” said Kinney who finished with 146 yards rushing on 12 carries and 4-of-8 passing for 76 yards.The win pumped new life into the Rams (2-3 Class 2A Western Slope League, 2-5 overall), who now have a new outlook on the season as they take on neighboring rival Basalt next week in the first of their last two games.”It’s a three-game season and we are 1-0 and we are going to keep rolling,” Kinney said.Coal Ridge, who is 1-4 in the WSL and 1-6 overall and had it’s first win of the season last week against Basalt, will play its final home game of the season when it hosts Hotchkiss. “Forty unanswered points is tough to build off of, but we will focus on the positives, absolutely, and come back, hopefully, against Hotchkiss next week and play a little better,” Hoffman said.
At Roaring Fork High SchoolCoal Ridge 01000 10Roaring Fork 1002020 50SCORING SUMMARYFirst quarterRF FG Nate Soucie 33, 10:33.RF Dietrich Minor 34 pass from Jake Kinney (Soucie kick), 6:48Second quarterCR Alex Klien 8 pass from Keenan Grumley (Klien kick), 8:06.CR FG Klien kick 20, 0:01.Third quarterRF Kinney 62 run (Soucie kick), 11:11.RF Minor 19 pass from Kinney (kick no good), 8:58.RF Kinney 35 run (Soucie kick), 4:21.Fourth quarterRF Black 19 pass from Kinney (kick no good), 11:10.RF Soucie 51 run (Soucie kick), 7:50.RF Luke Leone 40 run, 0:56.8.RFCRFirst downs511Total Yards349283Rushes-yards22-27545-234Passing7649Comp-Att-Int4-8-03-10-1Punts2-40.55-23.8Fumbles-Lost0-03-2Penalties-yards7-703-30INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING Roaring Fork, Kinney 14-146, Soren Phibbs 3-66, Soucie 5-61, Hunter Tache 1-1, Alew Rascon 1-1. Coal Ridge, Grumley 13-106, Josh Alsop 21-67, Bradey Gasaway6-61, Crockett Williams 5-0.PASSING Roaring Fork, Kinney 4-8-0-76. Coal Ridge, Grumley 3-10-1-47, Williams 1-1-0-2.RECEIVING Roaring Fork, Minor 2-51, Black 19-19, Soucie 1-4. Coal Ridge, Klien 3-47, Gawasy 1-2.
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