Roaring Fork, Basalt open 2A conference play with victories
OLATHE – Anytime a team can earn a win on the road is a plus. That, along with a young Roaring Fork team’s coming together is what pleases Ram coach Tory Jensen about the team’s 20-7 victory on Friday.”To get a win at Olathe is pretty tough,” Jensen said. “This is only the second time that we’ve got a win there since I’ve been coaching at Roaring Fork.”The conference win gives the defending Class 2A Western Slope League champions a 1-0 (3-0 overall) mark in the WSL.All of Roaring Fork’s scoring came in the second quarter.Jake Bowman posted the game’s first points on a 13-yard run. Christian Tena’s 1-yard plunge later in the period raised the Rams lead to 13-0.Receiver Parker Nieslanik scored Roaring Fork’s third touchdown on a 18-yard pass from quarterback Aaron Markham.”It was pretty even after the first quarter,” Jensen said. “Then we started moving the ball.”Markham threw for 160 yards in the win. Bowman and Tena made a number of key defensive stops, Jensen said.Roaring Fork hosts Hotchkiss Friday in Carbondale.Longhorns hang 13-0 shutout on BruinsCEDAREDGE – Basalt’s rushing game continues to mow down opponents.The Longhorns accumulated 293 yards on the ground and ran for two touchdowns in a 13-0 Class 2A conference win over the host Bruins Friday.Junior Clayton Peetz led the offense with 212 yards on 27 carries and scored the Longhorns fourth quarter insurance touchdown.The victory moved the Longhorns to 3-0 overall and 1-0 against Class 2A Western Slope Conference opponents.After dueling to a scoreless tie at intermission, Basalt took change in the second half.Senior Connor Meyer broke the deadlock on a 3-yard touchdown run. Frank Howard added the PAT for a 7-0 lead. Peetz added the game’s final score on a 17-yard run.The Longhorns have a home game on tap with Monte Vista from the Intermountain Conference next Friday at Basalt Middle School.The Longhorns have a home game on tap with Monte Vista from the Intermountain Conference next Friday at Basalt Middle School.
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