Several Garfield County preps among 3A, 4A All-State soccer selections
Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork high schools landed three athletes among the Colorado High School Activities Association first- and second-team All-State soccer selections.
In the Class 4A picks, Glenwood Springs senior defensive back Mitchell Burt made the All-State second team.
Goalkeeper and fellow senior Carlos Guardado was given honorable mention, as the defensive-oriented Demons went 10-3-3 on the season before losing out in the first round of the 4A state playoffs to Standley Lake.
Guardado recorded 80 saves on the season as the Demons’ primary goalie. Burt also spent some game time in the net, recording one save.
Rifle High also had a pair of 4A honorable mention picks in senior goalkeeper Alexis Lopez Jimenez and junior defenseman/middle fielder Luis Molina.
Carbondale’s Roaring Fork High School was represented in the 3A All-State selections by senior forward Dylan Webster (first team), senior defenseman Frankie Harrington (second team) and senior middle fielder Lucas Schramer (honorable mention).
The Rams’ seventh-year head coach, Nick Forbes, was also named 3A Coach of the Year.
Roaring Fork went 15-3-1 on the season and made it to the 3A state championship game against Kent Denver on Nov. 16, where the Rams lost 5-0 to finish as state runner-up.
On the season, Webster was the second-leading striker for the Rams with 14 goals, plus 8 assists.
Other 3A All-State picks from the area included Coal Ridge junior Jack Price and Basalt senior Gaby Bonilla, both honorable mention.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.