Briefs: Prep Football Roundup September 20, 2008

Montrose 42, Golden 9

LAKEWOOD – The memory of last year’s trip to the Front Range for a battle with Golden was still fresh on Todd Casebier’s mind when the Montrose High football team returned Friday afternoon to take on the Demons once again.

Golden scored 24 consecutive points a year ago to stun the Indians, a loss that Casebier called “one of the worst we’ve played since we’ve been together here as a staff.”

Montrose made sure lightning didn’t strike twice. The Indians punished Golden with 363 yards on the ground and effectively shut down the Demons’ offense for a 42-9 victory Friday afternoon at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

“I thought our guys did a great job rising to the occasion,” Casebier said. “We had a good plan and our kids carried it out really well. I’m just proud of them – our defense was outstanding.”

Junior Jordan Passehl rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Nathan Robertson added 111 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He also threw for 91 yards and returned an interception 37 yards for another score.

Glayden Berry added 64 yards rushing and two scores for Montrose (3-1), which has two more non

Palisade rolls over Moffat County

• Palisade had no trouble taking care of Moffat County 42-14 on Friday night in Craig.

Aaron Wagler and Travis Fehlman each scored two touchdowns as the Bulldogs (5-0) rolled to their fifth straight win and third over a Western Slope opponent.

“It is not an easy place to play but by halftime we had it sealed,” Palisade coach John Arledge said. “It was a track meet for the first quarter and a half and we let the JV play the rest.”

Arledge said Moffat Couty is good but has a really young team. The Bulldogs cruised to a 35-7 halftime lead.

Jesse Brannon and Jake Appling both scored for Palisade as well. 

Palisade has a big test next Thursday night when it hosts Steamboat Springs.

• In other action, Hotchkiss defeated Paonia 23-8. Ethan Coe scored three times for the Bulldogs and finished with 143 yards rushing.

• Cedaredge defeated Coal Ridge 21-14, Aspen shut out Basalt 41-0, Grand Valley won big over Gunnison 42-0. Battle Mountain earned its first win of the year, beating Highland 17-13, Piedra Vista, N.M., defeated Durango 43-36 and Steamboat Springs downed Eagle Valley 35-14.


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