Roaring Fork sinks Steamboat on Homecoming |

Roaring Fork sinks Steamboat on Homecoming

Matt Stensland
Roaring Fork senior wide receiver Alex Dominguez looks to haul in a pass behind two Steamboat defenders Friday on the road. (MATT STENSLAND / STEAMBOAT TODAY)
Matt Stensland |

This was not the homecoming game that the Steamboat Springs High School football team was hoping for.

The Sailors were going against another team that has yet to get a win this season. Both Steamboat and the Roaring Fork Rams felt the game was pivotal to shape the remainder of their season. Roaring Fork though had the edge Friday night and beat Steamboat 34-6.

The Rams were the first on the board in the first quarter, but Steamboat answered with junior Nate Roach running the ball in for a touchdown.

Roaring Fork then scored early in the second half with a touchdown by senior Hayden Bernot.

The Rams went on to close out the first half 27-6.

After the halftime homecoming show, Steamboat held the Rams during the third quarter.

A short drive by Steamboat during the fourth quarter was cut short by an interception by Roaring Fork’s Aldo Pinela that he returned 25 yards The Rams went on to score once more to cap off the win.

“This isn’t a victory for us, but we’re really happy with the progress that our players made, and we had some players that got better during the game,” Clementson said.

With the win, Roaring Fork picked up its first win of the season, turning around their fortunes from last week when a good-looking comeback attempt in the second half against the Moffat County Bulldogs came up just short in a 36-33 loss on Homecoming.

Sitting at 1-5 (1-1 2A Western Slope League), the Rams will host Aspen next Friday in a big league matchup in Carbondale.

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