Sports briefs for August 30
Freshman Bulldogs squeak past Union
Craig — Quarterback Zach Raftopoulos threw two touchdown passes to lead the Moffat County High School freshman football team to a 28-26 victory against Utah based Union High School Monday night.
Bulldog coach James Neton was pleased with his team’s performance.
“The freshmen played hard. They showed a lot of improvement.”
After a fumble return for a touchdown by defensive tackle Travis Noland, the Bulldogs trailed 26-21 with just more than two minutes remaining. Facing a fourth down on the Panther’s 8-yard line, Neton called on Halen Raymond. The fullback bulldozed his way through defenders to score what would prove to be the winning touchdown.
Coaches to fill football official shortage
Heading into this year’s youth recreation football season, there was a shortage of football officials.
The final spots were filled Wednesday when two more volunteer football coaches were added to the offical’s list. City of Craig Parks and Recreation Director Dave Pike was happy to finally have the all the gaps filled in.
“The volunteer coaches weren’t too happy,” Pike said. “But they stepped up and now we are pretty well covered.”
Moffat County is showing a sharp increase in gonorrhea cases after years of declining incidents of the sexually transmitted disease.