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Mustangs’ run game, defense too tough for Bulldogs in 3A

By Staff

FORT MORGAN — In a battle between two power-running teams, undefeated Fort Morgan High School started strong Saturday and held on to beat Palisade 21-0 in a Class 3A state football quarterfinal game. The tone was set on the first two ...


Delta delivers victory

By Matt Meyer

DELTA — Delta High School quarterback Kole Roberts saw the reaction to the Panthers’ narrow, early season victory over The Classical Academy, which included a controversial fumble call that led to a late touchdown for the ...

Paonia’s Walters one of Colorado’s all-time best FB players

By Matt Meyer

I hate when I hear people say: “Taylor Walters is really good for his level.” Walters, Paonia’s senior quarterback, is one of the best football players to ever lace them up in Colorado. Full stop. Not one of the best in ...


Paonia preps for rematch

By Jon Mitchell

More than a few eyebrows at Paonia Town Park went up last Saturday. Those eyebrows weren’t raised because of the third-seeded Eagles’ 47-7 rout of Burlington in the Class 1A quarterfinals. Rather, the crowd reacted at the result ...


Familiar foe

By Jon Mitchell

Memories of the fateful play from the beginning of the season are still fresh in the minds of the Delta and The Classical Academy high school football teams. Each team remembers the play differently, though. The Classical Academy believed it ...


Power play

By Tim Harty

Fort Morgan runs the offense and has the personnel to play power football, which it has done to perfection record-wise. That means advancing to a Class 3A state football semifinal will require Palisade to beat a team that does what Palisade ...


Premier opportunity for prep basketball players

By Matt Meyer

Exposure opportunities for local high school basketball players — spearheaded by a local coach and a former No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft — are coming to the Grand Valley next year. Wildcats Sports Club and Supreme Court, a ...


A Taylor-made victory

By Jon Mitchell

PAONIA — So, how’s it going, Taylor Walters? “Well, I’m kind of tired,” the Paonia High School senior said. “I think I’m going to go home and take a nap, and then I’ll be really ...

ThunderRidge ends Fruita’s playoff run

By Staff

LITTLETON — If only the Fruita Monument High School football team could have figured out how to play ThunderRidge for four quarters this season. On Oct. 9, the Wildcats lost a conference game to ThunderRidge 21-12 when they lost three ...


Cougars’ speed too much for ‘Boys

By Matt Meyer

MEEKER — The interior of Meeker High School’s defense is imposing, so Resurrection Christian stayed away from the middle of the field Saturday afternoon. Using crack blocks, outside runs and a passing attack, the Cougars forced a ...

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