Roaring Fork rises in state polls |

Roaring Fork rises in state polls

Post Independent/Kelley Cox Roaring Fork High School senior Skyler McAllister returns the kickoff backed up by senior Jake Bowman at the beginning of Friday's game against Glenwood Springs.

Roaring Fork left an impression with a lot of people after its commanding 25-7 win over Glenwood Springs Friday night. The performance influenced the voters of both state high school football polls to lift the 1-0 Rams up a spot in this week’s rankings.The current Denver Post/9 News prep poll sees Roaring Fork moving into the No. 4 spot in the Class 2A rankings. Rocky Prep’s voters feel the same way about the Rams, who move the team to the poll’s No. 8 spot.

Roaring Fork hosts Bayfield (0-1) on Friday. Last week, the Wolverines lost the season-opener, 41-24, to Class 3A Eagle Valley.In the 1A ranks, area team Grand Valley dropped to No. 10 in the Denver Post/9 News poll after last week’s 42-14 setback to Class 2A Hotchkiss at home. On Friday, the Cardinals travel to Class 2A Basalt, which fell 14-13 in week one at Meeker.

In other fall sports, Rocky Preps kept Glenwood Springs (6-0) in its No. 8 position in the Class 4A volleyball Top Ten after the Demons went unbeaten to win the annual Demon Invitational.Glenwood is off until Sept. 13, when the Demons play a league match at Rifle (0-1).

Basalt has two top-five ranked squads in different state polls.The Longhorns retained its No. 3 spot among Class 3A girls cross country teams and have slid to No. 4 in the 3A boys soccer state rankings after going 1-1 in last week’s opening round of games.

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