MEEKER I Meeker Cowboy football took to the field Saturday for a very hard match right out of the gates against the three time defending state champions Limon Badgers.
“Limon was a good team and we didn’t play well enough,” commented head coach Shane Phelan, “we will need to regroup and get better day by day.”
At the half the score was 36-0 the Badgers, with a final score of 43-6.
Kelton Turner led the team in tackles followed by Zach Eskelson, and Zach Simonsen. The offense had 51 yards rushing and 35 yards passing between the two quarterbacks Connor Blunt and Ryan Sullivan.
“This happens in sports,” began Phelan, “I have got to coach better and we have to go back to work. This was our first game of the year and it does not make a season. The coaches and I have watched film and lots of ideas on things to correct and I am excited to begin practice this week.”
In this coming week the Cowboys will take on Roaring Fork in Carbondale, Friday, kickoff at 7 p.m. Last year was Roaring Fork’s first year with a returning varsity football team. Roaring Fork is 0-2 on the season losing to Ignaico 50-20 in week one and Peyton 32-0 last week and sits third in the Western Slope League. Last year they opted to play in the spring season and were 0-6 on the year, getting beat by Grand Valley twice, the first time 37-0 and the second 44-0.
“Roaring Fork is a bigger school, and should have some good quality kids,” commented Phelan, “they are just beginning their varsity and I am sure there will be lots of enthusiasm to get going again.”
By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times