October 25, 2011
Jonathan Pando, a Moffat County High School senior, looks to pass the ball up field earlier in the season at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Bulldogs finished their season with a 5-0 loss Friday at Grand Junction High School.
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The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer senior players walked onto the field Friday at Grand Junction High School for their final game as Bulldogs. However, the players surrounding them weren’t the norm. Already eliminated from playoff contention and losing seven seniors next year, head coach Rusty Cox decided to give the freshmen bench some playing time with the experienced seniors. The result — a 5-0 loss to the Class 5A opponent. “We started with the starting seniors and all freshmen and ended with a few seniors and all freshmen,” senior Jonathan Pando said. “We didn’t score, but Rusty said he wanted to give the younger players some much needed playing time. The game didn’t really mean anything, so Rusty told us to have fun.”