Second-half outburst propels Cardinals past Longhorns |

Second-half outburst propels Cardinals past Longhorns

Jim Paussa A Basalt receiver hauls in their second touchdown of the first quarter.

BASALT, Colorado ” Colton Cowan rushed for three TDs and Eric Glaze returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a score as Grand Valley spoiled Basalt’s homecoming with a 41-14 football win on Friday.

The Cardinals, troubled by the fumble bug in the first half, unloaded 27 unanswered points on the Longhorns in the second half to run away with their fourth win of the season.

“We just stopped making mistakes. We put the ball on the ground four times and lost it twice in the first half,” said Grand Valley interim coach Jeremy Tanner, filling in for Mike Johnson, who’s recovering from an appendectomy-related infection but was at the game helping out the offensive coaching staff.

A Landon Paskett TD pass from quarterback Ryan Gallegos and rushing TD by William Waugh rounded out the scoring for Cardinals, now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the 2A WSL.

Basalt dropped to 2-3 overall and to 0-2 in the 2A WSL.

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