Briefs: Local Sports September 18, 2008
• Youth fishing program offered Saturday
Local youths ages 6-12 are invited to a Pathways to Fishing program at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Fruita.
Sponsored by the Fruita Parks and Recreation Department, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Colorado Sportsmen Wildlife Fund, the morning program will be at the Fruita Section of the James M. Robb — Colorado River State Park.
Cost of the program is $2 and includes presentations on fish anatomy and biology, knot tying, fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, lure selection and presentation and other topics. Each participant will receive fishing rod, reel and tackle box.
Registration is available online at http://www.fruita.org or call 858-0360.
• Vikings bench QB Jackson, turn to Frerotte
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are benching quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in favor of Gus Frerotte.
Coach Brad Childress said Wednesday that Frerotte will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Jackson started the first two games, both losses. He completed only 51 percent of his passes in those starts, prompting the coach to turn to the 37-year-old journeyman Frerotte.
• Louisville rushes past Kansas State
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman Victor Anderson ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns as Louisville raced by Kansas State 38-29 on Wednesday night.
Anderson scored on runs of 29, 56, and 27 yards as the Cardinals (2-1) overpowered the visiting Wildcats (2-1), rolling up 578 yards of total offense, including 303 on the ground.
Deon Murphy had a spectacular 86-yard punt return for the Wildcats, but Kansas State turned the ball over three times and had trouble solving Louisville’s three-pronged rushing attack of Anderson, Brock Bolen and Bilal Powell.