Bulldogs battling in Aspen tonight
MCHS varsity football seeking to even record
Aspen wins, 46-13, over the MCHS Bulldogs.
MCHS' Braeden Sullivan scors with two minutes left to cut the score to 46-13.
Aspen wasted little time in getting on the board, scoring with 10:38 remaining in the third quarter.
It was again Ufkes, this time on a 30-yard run to put Aspen up, 44-6.
Aspen was able to strike early in the second quarter, as Quinn Morehead received a 10-yard pass with 11:33 remaining in the second quarter to extend Aspen's lead to 21-0.
On the first play following an Aspen turnover on downs, Moffat County's Bubba Ivers connected with Brady Conner on a 40-yard touchdown reception with 9:56 remaining in the first half.
The point after missed, and Aspen leads, 21-6.
With 6:07 remaining in the first half, Aspen's Nick Ufkes was again able to find the endzone.
The senior tailback dove in four yards to put the Skiers up, 28-6, over the visiting MCHS Bulldogs.
With 1:59 remaining in the first half, Nick Ufkes was able to break free and score on a 45-yard run.
With 50 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Aspen kicked a 42-yard field goal to extend its lead to 37-6 over the MCHS Bulldogs.
The Skiers now lead MCHS, 34-6.
With 6:53 remaining in the first quarter, the Aspen Skiers are first to
score, with wide receiver Jake Nugent reeling in a 6-yard pass.
Aspen is leading, 7-0, over Moffat County.
Aspen was able to score with two minutes and 53 seconds remaining in the first quarter on a Nick Ufkes 7-yard run.
The Skiers now lead the Bulldogs, 14-0.
The Moffat County High School football team is looking to break into the win column this season when it plays Aspen at 7 p.m. today on the road.
The Bulldogs (0-1 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League) are trying to rebound from a 26-22 defeat a week ago at the hands of visiting Evergreen.
For Aspen, which plays in the 2A Western League, today’s game is the season-opener.
The Skiers went 9-3 in 2009, losing in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.
MCHS went 6-4 in 2009, and narrowly missed a playoff berth in the tightly contested Western Slope League.
MCHS coaches said shutting down Aspen’s highly-effective ground game will be key to winning tonight on the road.
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