Briefs: Prep Football Sept. 19, 2009

• Playing on the road hasn’t been too tough for the Fruita Monument football team.

The Wildcats used a pair of touchdown passes by Zach Thorpe and two touchdown runs Friday to defeat Rangeview 27-15 in Aurora.

Thorpe had an efficient game, going 25 of 31 for 198 yards. The sophomore quarterback was also the Wildcats’ leading rusher with 54 yards on 12 carries.

The Wildcats (2-1) scored on both sides of the ball in the second quarter. Dion Clayton caught a 5-yard pass from Thorpe and Andrew Abrams returned a fumble 17 yards, allowing the Wildcats to take a 14-7 lead.

Thorpe threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Daniels in the third quarter. Daniels was the

Wildcats’ leading receiver, catching nine balls for 67 yards. Clayton added 78 yards on seven receptions.

Thorpe capped off the Wildcats’ scoring with a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Fruita a 27-7 lead.

Fruita opens Southwestern Conference play next Saturday against Grand Junction at Stocker Stadium.

• In other Southwestern Conference action, Montrose also big, routing Adams City 59-0.

• Durango improved to 4-0 with a 23-15 win over Aztec, N.M.

• In the Class 3A Western Slope Conference, Rifle earned its first win of the year with a 33-25 win over Brush. Glenwood Springs escaped with a 17-7 win over Delta, Steamboat Springs dropped Montezuma-Cortez 49-6 and Moffat County defeated Battle Mountain 45-0.

• In Class 2A, Olathe continued its defense of its state title, defeating Monte Vista 45-6. Olathe held a 38-0 halftime lead and didn’t look back.


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