Fruita Falls in Final Seconds to D.C.
Jake Lynch’s pass to Zach Griggs was broken up at the goalline as time ran out at Stocker Stadium on Thursday and Douglas County defeated Fruita, 20-14.
Just prior, Douglas County, on fourth-and-4 from its own 37, took the lead with 51 seconds remaining when Trey Smith took a screen pass 63 yards for a touchdown.
But Fruita, which had taken a 14-13 lead with 1:45 left, came back and, in 45 seconds, drove the ball 66 yards to the Douglas County 10. On second-and-goal, however, Griggs could not haul in a pass between two DC defenders as time expired.
Fruita is 1-1; DC is 1-0
Vince Grasso rushed for 83 yards on 16 carries for Fruita.