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Michael Samuelson (middle), a Moffat County High School senior running back, tries to hit the hole on a run during the first quarter of the MCHS football game against Rifle High School at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. After rushing for over 100 yards last week, Samuelson was mostly held in check by the Rifle defense.

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Moffat County beaten badly at home by Rifle

The Moffat County High School football team has aspirations of being a Western Slope League contender, but Rifle High School showed it is still king Friday night. The Bears (2-0), which went undefeated in WSL play last year, gave a top-tier rushing performance and had strong defense to back it up in beating Moffat County, 45-0. The Bulldogs (1-1) spread offense was shut down all game, and Rifle star running back Ryan Moeller showed why he is one of the state’s best at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. Moeller, who rushed for over 300 yards last year against MCHS, was up to his old tricks. The senior broke runs of 93, 86 and 75 yards to bust the game open in the first half. The 93-yarder came at a key point in the game.

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