BHS ‘dinged up’ in loss to Glenwood |

BHS ‘dinged up’ in loss to Glenwood

Aspen Times Staff Report

Depth caught up with Basalt High School’s football team in Glenwood Springs Friday night, as the Longhorns got dinged up and shutout 32-0.

Trailing 13-0 at the half, Basalt head football coach Forrest Grosh said spirits were high.

“The game was going great, the team had a lot of confidence and was playing really hard,” Grosh said. “But at the end of the third quarter, depth started to hurt us.”

With 37 players on its roster, and only five seniors, Basalt has “a lot of young and inexperienced guys,” Grosh said. And eventually, Glenwood Springs just wore the Longhorns down.

“Guys were getting tired and dinged up,” Grosh said. “We had some minor injuries.”

Adding to the depth problem, Basalt is still without starting quarterback Conor Meyer, who separated his shoulder against Meeker last week. Once again, former starting fullback Kaleb Nye filled in for Meyer.

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“He did good stepping in for the lack of time and reps that he’s gotten so far this season,” Grosh said.

This Friday at 4 p.m., Basalt faces Aspen on the road.

“I definitely feel this is a game we have a good chance at,” Grosh said.

“I was pleased to see that the team stayed positive, they’re still eager for the rest of the season.”

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