Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament slated for Aug. 20

More than 25 Meeker High School students attended the Cowboy team camp, which started last Monday before two-a-days start this Monday. Meeker head coach Shane Phelan would like to invite supporters to play in the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament Aug. 20, a four-person scramble, benefiting the MHS football program. Call the Meeker Golf Course at 878-5642 to register.

MEEKER I Many Meeker football players have been lifting weights, playing catch and attending camps this summer, in preparation of the upcoming high school season.

Football banquet…

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Below are members of the Meeker High School football team who were honored at the MHS Football Banquet held Monday night. From left: TJ Shelton, chosen CHSAA All-State; Hunter Garcia, Top Kick Returner in the league; Kash Atwood, Top Kicker in the league; Chosen to the All-Conference Team: Logan Hughes, Chase Rule, Tyler Ilgen, Casey […]

Cowboy gridders end season with loss in second game of Colorado state playoffs

Meeker High School football coach Shane Phelan said he “appreciated each one,” of his seniors and the effort they have given the past four years. Meeker senior captains: Jacob Nielsen, Zachery Medlin, Conner Pfister, Dillon Frantz,  T.J. Shelton, Devon Pontine and Kash Atwood, played their final football game in Starbuck Stadium on Saturday, as they lost to Resurrection Christian in the quarterfinals of the 1A Colorado State football playoffs.

MEEKER I “We got better as the year went on, and we were better at the end, but we were not good enough on Saturday,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after the hometown Cowboys lost 48-6 to the Resurrection Christian Cougars in Starbuck Stadium.

Meeker Cowboys head into the second round of playoffs

Cowboy statistician Bobby Shelton watches his son T.J. fly past him on his way to a 64-yard touchdown against the Platte Canyon Huskies, in the first round of the 1A Colorado State football playoffs. Shelton scored three touchdowns and rushed for 225 yards against the Huskies. Shelton—who has rushed for 1,691 yards so far this season—and his teammates will host the No. 2 Resurrection Christian Cougars on Saturday in Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I “We have been here before and the games get tougher every week,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after his team defeated the Platte Canyon Huskies 32-20 in the first round of the 2015, 1A Colorado State Football playoffs last Saturday in Bailey. The Cowboys will host the No. 2 seeded, Resurrection […]

Meeker gridders top Hotchkiss, 36-14; Cowboys play Platte Canyon in playoffs

Meeker senior Devon Pontine broke out into the open and gained 43 yards on his one carry against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in the final game of the regular season for the Cowboys on Friday. Pontine also caught three passes in front of a large hometown crowd in Starbuck Stadium and had 17 tackles on defense. The Cowboys will play in Bailey against the Platte Canyon Huskies in the first round of the 2015 1A Colorado state football playoffs.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team will enter the 1A – Colorado state football playoffs after a 36-14 win against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in the final game of the regular season, played in Starbuck Stadium on Friday.

Cowboy gridders pound Grand Valley 55-8; big game Friday

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Meeker senior Dillon Frantz, who was injured in the first game of the season and recently returned to the starting lineup, picked up Grand Valley’s quarterback like a sack of potatoes and brought him down for a loss. Frantz led the Cowboys on defense with eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

MEEKER I After a 55-8 pounding of the Grand Valley Cardinals on Friday in Parachute, the Meeker Cowboys will host the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in Starbuck Stadium in the final game of the regular season. The game will have league and playoff implications.

Meeker gridders gain 500 yards with drubbing of Cedaredge Bruins

Cowboy football coach Shane Phelan said junior Caleb Bradford “played really well,” at defensive end, recording five tackles, including three for a loss, one pass deflection and he also caused a fumble, which was recovered by teammate Dillon Frantz.

MEEKER I With more than 500 offensive yards, the Meeker Cowboy football team ran over the Cedaredge Bruins in Starbuck Stadium on Friday, defeating them 38-12 in a league contest.

Cowboys lose to Eagles in Paonia

One Meeker fan described the football game between the Cowboys and the Paonia Eagles as a “heavyweight boxing match” with both teams standing toe-to-toe and exchanging punches and pictured action looked like a rugby scrum. In the middle of the scrum was T.J. Shelton who was pushed across the goal line by his teammates. Although the two-time defending state champion Eagles could not knock out the Cowboys, they did win the game 34-30. Meeker will host the Cedaredge Bruins Friday in Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I “It was kind of a thriller,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said of the football game between the Cowboys and the two-time defending state champion Eagles in Paonia last Friday.

Cowboys pound Lake County in homecoming game, 45-14

Meeker seniors Kash Atwood, Dillon Frantz, Devon Pontine and T.J. Shelton were the team captains for the 2015 homecoming football game against the Lake County Panthers. The senior captains led the Cowboys to a 45-14 victory in the first league contest of the season. The Cowboys will play the defending state champion Eagles in Paonia on Friday, with the kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

MEEKER I “It was a nice homecoming,” Meeker High School alumni and head football coach Shane Phelan said of the homecoming football game against the Lake County Panthers, which Meeker won 45-14 inside Starbuck Stadium. The Cowboys travel to Paonia to play the two-time defending state champion Eagles on Friday in the second league game […]

Cowboy football wins big, 52-14

MEEKER I After a long bus trip for both teams, the Meeker Cowboys and the Holyoke Dragons met in Golden on a neutral field, and the Cowboys beat the Dragons, 52-14.

Cowboys defeat Titans 36-6 in first home game

Hunter Garcia gets a block from T.J. Shelton as he returns a punt down the sideline. Garcia put his team in great field position with his punt return skills and finished the game with 134 all-purpose yards.

MEEKER I It was the first home game of the season, which turned into the first win of the season for the Meeker High School football team, as they defeated the 2A Coal Ridge Titans 36-6 in Starbuck Stadium on Sept. 11.

Meeker Cowboys lose close test to Roaring Fork; Titans next

Mount Sopris is a beautiful mountain south of Glenwood Springs and it dwarfs the football players playing in her shadows at Carbondale. The Meeker Cowboys lost their second close game in a row as they fell 16-14 to the Roaring Fork Rams.

MEEKER I For the second week in a row, the Meeker High School football team has led in both games after the first half but has been unable to score in the second half. Unfortunately, the MHS Cowboys are currently 0-2 with hopes of getting their first win Friday when they host the Coal Ridge […]