Aspen football wins at Pagosa
September 13, 2013
The Aspen High School football team opened the Western Conference season Friday night with a 21-14 comeback victory at Pagosa Springs.
The Skiers fell behind, 14-13, late in the third quarter.
But the Aspen defense sacked the Pagosa Springs quarterback in the fourth quarter, forcing a fumble that the Skiers ran back for what would be the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. They added a two-point conversion.
The Skiers had led early, taking a 13-8 advantage into halftime. Tyler Tick scored Aspen's first touchown on a keeper.
The Aspen defense also posted two goal-line stands against the Pirates, including one at the end of the third quarter.
With the win, Aspen improved to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in league play.
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Pagosa Springs fell to 0-3, 0-1.
Meanwhile, down Highway 160 at Bayfield on Friday night, Basalt nearly pulled off the early upset of the season in the Western League.
The Longhorns, who trailed 8-0 at halftime, stormed back and scored late to cut the lead to 8-6. The tying conversion failed, and the defending league champion Wolverines held off the Longhorns in the conference opener for both schools.
Basalt dropped to 0-3 overall, 0-1 in league.
Bayfield improved to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the Western League.
Aspen will open the home season next Friday night against Bayfield, which will make the long trip to take on the Skiers.
Basalt also will play at home next Friday night.
The Longhorns will host the Pagosa Springs team that Aspen beat this week.
Aspen will host Olathe on Sept. 27 before a road trip to Gunnison on Oct. 4.
The Skiers will host Coal Ridge on Oct. 11 and travel to Grand Valley on Oct. 18.
The Skiers will close the regular season Oct. 25 when they host rival Basalt.
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