MEEKER | Cowboy football matched up against two, 2A teams again this year, Coal Ridge and Aspen, and defeated both of them. The victory Friday night to the Aspen Skiers can be attributed to the boys “playing for four full quarters, their effort level was good, and they competed the entire time,” commented head coach Shane Phelan.
At the end of the first quarter the score was tied 0-0, but the offensive line was once again at the top of their game. The Cowboys put up 42 points on the board in the final three-quarters of the game. “Any time the offense scores that high the offensive line is playing well,” said Phelan, “we were running the ball and controlling the clock, we kept Aspen off of the field and came home with a win.” Jeremy Woodward led that running effort with 159 yards rushing and Ryan Phelan to Kelton Turner with 75 yards lead through the air. The final score was 42-20.
The sixth-ranked Cowboys remain undefeated with a 3-0 record, one of only six in 1A Colorado high school football. Next weekend they will take on another 1A undefeated team and defending state champions, the Limon Badgers. “Our schedule is not easing up,” said Phelan, “but this year we take on Limon at home.”
The Cowboys are preparing for a tough game, getting mentally ready, and to compete at a high level. “Limon is a school and program with a lot of culture and tradition,” commented Phelan, “they are well-coached, and have beaten both Lamar and Crowley County.” Limon has two returning all-state players, junior quarterback Korey Tacha and senior lineman Logan Marx, players to be aware of on both sides of the ball.
Cowboys versus Badgers kicks off at 1 p.m. at Starbuck Stadium.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times