Cowboys take a 34-0 win into Homecoming week

The Meeker Cowboys will take on rival Paonia Eagles this Friday at 7 p.m. at Starbuck Stadium. Currently, the Cowboys are 2-0 in league play. TIFFANY JEHOREK PHOTO

MEEKER | The first cold game of the season found the Cowboys traveling to Cedaredge to take on the Bruins. Meeker stacked up the yardage Friday with a 34-0 win that saw the Cowboys well balanced with a total of 629 yards.

“They had a good team,” said head coach Shane Phelan, “Some talented players, they just turned the ball over a little.”

Asked about the team’s strengths this year Phelan said, “I think we are still finding out. Going into each season we never really know. This year we are balanced in our run and pass, our defense is good; we are not relying on any one individual, it’s a team effort.” Two wins in a row and the Cowboys have a 3-2 overall record, and 2-0 in the league. The goal each week is to try and get better.

“We made some improvements from the sloppy play of last week, cleaned up some things, that is what we are looking for,” commented Phelan.

Homecoming is this week. The Paonia Eagles come to Meeker for a game at 7 p.m. It’s a big game for the Cowboys, a rivalry in which Phelan says, “They always play well, they are well coached and a good team. [We’re] excited to have the opportunity to measure up.” Parade will be at 1 p.m. followed by the pep rally, volleyball and wrapping up the evening with football at Starbuck Stadium.


By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times