Football: Basalt takes care of Roaring Fork, now 3-0; Aspen falls at Meeker |

Football: Basalt takes care of Roaring Fork, now 3-0; Aspen falls at Meeker

The Basalt High School football team moved to 3-0 on the season with a 47-21 win over Roaring Fork on Friday night in Carbondale.

The game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates, with BHS having led 47-7 at halftime. The second half was played with a running clock and predominantly by backups.

The Longhorns jumped out to a 14-0 lead — a short run by Noah Johnston and a short pass and catch from Kade Schneider to Luke Rapaport resulting in TDs — before the Rams put together their best drive of the season. It ended with a 23-yard pass and catch from Max Bollock to Oscar Barraza that made it 14-7 late in the first quarter.

But before RFHS could get any more momentum, the Longhorns shut the door. Cooper Crawford ran in a short TD run to make it 21-7 BHS before the quarter had ended, and a 52-yard punt return TD by Dylan Madden early in the second quarter made it 28-7 Longhorns.

A short TD catch by Ben Limongelli midway through the second quarter made it 34-7, and a short QB run for a score by Schneider made it 41-7 only a minute later. A touchdown catch by Crawford with just under five minutes to go in the half proved to be Basalt’s final score.

Hunter Noll was impressive late for the Rams, scoring a couple of TDs on long runs after BHS had emptied its bench.

Playing in Class 1A again this season, Roaring Fork falls to 0-2 and will host Clear Creek next week.

The 2A Longhorns (3-0), ranked No. 6 in the classification this week, will close out non-league play next week by hosting 3A Glenwood Springs. The Demons beat 2A powerhouse Rifle on Friday, 34-27.

Aspen returned from its experiential education break by playing Friday at Meeker, losing 41-14, according to the scoreboard. Meeker was ranked No. 9 in 1A this week.

Now 0-2, the Skiers will return home next week to host Battle Mountain.

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