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Rifle one of four conference teams in current state prep football poll

Phil Sandoval
Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson Rifle's Zach LeCount (4) finds a hole in Steamboat's defense as he runs the ball downfield during Friday night's homecoming game. The Bears won, asldj-laskjd.
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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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