Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 25, 2015: Moffat County football ranked highest in league |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 25, 2015: Moffat County football ranked highest in league

Heading into a bye week for their team, the Moffat County High School varsity football team hopes to retain their standing in the 2A division, named No. 11 out of total 40 teams this week by MaxPreps Freeman Rankings. The numbers are based on schools’ records to date, with the strength of their schedule also factored into the total.

The 2-2 Bulldogs are the top-ranked team within the Western Slope North League with 2-1 Roaring Fork the closest at 23rd, 1-2 Battle Mountain 25th, 2-1 Coal Ridge and 2-2 Aspen at 27 and 28, while 0-3 Basalt stands at 31st in the state among 2A teams.

With the exception of Coal Ridge — which defeated Grand Valley 21-14 in their most recent game — all the teams in the conference lost this past week, including Moffat County’s 41-20 defeat in Gunnison, who will meet Roaring Fork Friday while Basalt hosts Grand Valley and Coal Ridge plays Olathe.

The rest of the WSNL will have a week to prepare for the league lineup that starts Oct. 2, as Battle Mountain welcomes Moffat County, Basalt travels to Coal Ridge and Aspen hosts Roaring Fork.

Doak Walker results — Week 5

The fifth week of Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football league took place Tuesday and Thursday, with close match-ups and blowouts alike by players in grades three through six.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Masterworks Mechanical Cardinals vs. Duran & Pearce Contractors Vikings, 24-16

Craig Police Department Packers vs. Craig Daily Press Broncos, 26-7

Hayden Tigers vs. Wagner Construction — Wagner Rock 49ers, 15-0

Third- and fourth-grade

Hayden Tigers vs. Boy-Ko Supply Broncos, 39-33

Carrie Hertzog Photography Saints vs. Clarion Inn & Suites Jets, 33-0

Tourney combines Broncos get-together with golf game

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Bronco Bash golf tournament and lunch Sunday.

The round of golf begins at 9:30 a.m. and is a shotgun start, four-person blind draw scramble that costs $25 per player.

Following the 18 holes will be a tailgate party and lunch at Tin Cup Grill as the crowd gets ready for the Denver Broncos’ game against the Detroit Lions later that day.

For more information, call 970-824-FORE (3673).

Daily Press football contest underway

As the NFL’s regular season begins, the Craig Daily Press will feature an online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.

Participants can register at through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, of Samuelson’s True Value Hardware; Shannon Moore, of Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, of Craig Powersports; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes at both the local and national levels, with UPICKEM’s ultimate prize package a trip for two to Hawaii.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.

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