Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup October 18, 2008

High-powered offense leads Cardinals to another win

The move from Class 1A to 2A doesn’t seem to have fazed Grand Valley much.

The Cardinals won their fifth straight Western Slope Conference game Friday night, 47-7 over Coal Ridge.

Grand Valley (7-1, 5-0) has a high-powered offense that has taken opponents by storm. The Cardinals have scored at least 40 points in four of their five conference wins.

The Cardinals take on Cedaredge next week before seeing their biggest test of the season in two weeks against undefeated Olathe.

The Pirates continued to roll as well, defeating Gunnison 56-14. While Grand Valley does have the one blemish on its record, Olathe hasn’t been touched. The Pirates’ closest margin of victory was 18 points over Meeker. Olathe next faces Basalt.

Cedaredge got the best of Basalt 21-6. Aspen improved to 6-2 by defeating Roaring Fork 35-14.

In the 3A Western Slope Conference, Steamboat Springs held onto third behind Glenwood Springs and
Palisade by defeating Moffat County 43-7. Montezuma-Cortez had a strong defensive effort against Eagle Valley, winning 23-3. Delta defeated Pagosa Springs 42-26 and Rifle halted a five-game losing streak by routing Battle Mountain 53-6.

Despite a late push, Meeker defeated Hayden 26-25. The Cowboys led 27-13 at halftime in the third quarter, but Hayden mounted a comeback. Logan Foster scored to cut the lead to seven and Jake Walker scored with 4 minutes left in the fourth. A missed the extra point cost Hayden a chance to go to overtime.

Hotchkiss defeated the Grand Junction JV 52-6 and Dove Creek rolled past Nucla 59-0.


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