Cowboys bounce back against Roaring Fork Rams

MEEKER I Cowboy football took on the Roaring Fork Rams the first time in decades last Friday. 

Coming off of a big loss to the Limon Badgers, the team “bounced back well, they responded to disappointment of last week well and I am pleased with how they did,” commented head coach Shane Phelan.

Roaring Fork lost the coin toss, went three and out, punting to the Cowboys, and in three plays, Kelton Turner found the end zone putting the Cowboys on the board right away. Meeker found the end zone five more times, three more by Turner, a 42 yard pass to Liam Deming who ran it in for six, and a punt return for a score by Clay Crawford. Four extra points by John Hampton Hightower when he kicked in four PAT’s.

“We have a few more things to work on this week, but we improved,” said Phelan.

On the ground we rushed for 229 yards and in the air Connor Blunt had 42 yards passing. 

This weekend volleyball and football play back to back taking on the Cedaredge Bruins on their home turf. Cedaredge has the same record as Meeker, they lost their first game to Montezuma-Cortez 28-13 and turned around to beat Coal Ridge 20-0. 

“They have a group of talented seniors, their coach does a good job, and it will be another good league opponent,” wrapped up Phelan.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times