Rifle one of four conference teams in current state prep football poll
The release of this week’s Rocky Preps state football poll confirms that, at least in Class 3A, the Western Slope Conference is among the strongest in Colorado.Undefeated 4-0 (3-0 WSC) Rifle remains No. 2 after last Friday’s 35-21 conference win at Delta. Likewise, despite receiving a good scare from Glenwood Springs, Palisade, also 4-0, retain its No. 1 ranking after squeezing a 14-13 victory pass the upset-minded Demons.
Conference member Moffat County checks in at No. 4 this week in the 3A Rocky Preps rankings. Joining the party is former conference lightweight Montezuma-Cortez, which raised its unbeaten mark to 4-0 on a 14-7 win against conference foe Eagle Valley.Palisade and Rifle are also No. 1 & 2 in the latest Denver Post/9 News state 3A poll. Moffat County is the No. 6 team. Cortez is unranked.Roaring Fork is the other area football team ranked in the top ten.
The 4-0 Rams moved up a spot to No. 2 from last week’s No. 3 position after downing Hotchkiss 14-8 Friday in Carbondale.The Ram volleyball team is a newcomer to the Class 3A state poll. League wins over Hotchkiss and Cedaredge last week moved 7-3 Roaring Fork to the No. 10 spot.The Rams host Aspen in a 5 p.m. league match Saturday.
Both of Basalt’s state-ranked teams held their positions in their respective sports. The Longhorns are third in the Class 3A boys soccer poll and No. 4 in the latest 3A girls cross country rankings.Glenwood Springs, after a stunning loss to Palisade on Thursday, fell seven spots to No. 9 from No. 2 in the Rocky Preps Class 4A volleyball poll.
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