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Football: Basalt nips Coal Ridge; Moffat Co. next

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Basalt High School football team won its Western Slope League opener Friday night in New Castle.

The Longhorns of coach Carl Frerichs edged Coal Ridge 7-3 on a blustery evening for their second consecutive victory.

"Really proud of our kids," Basalt head coach Carl Frerichs said. "It's a big win for us."

Coal Ridge held a 3-0 halftime lead.

But Basalt opened the third quarter with a sustained drive.

"Kyle Roberts had a huge catch on the drive," Frerichs said.

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Quarterback Miles Levy ran a sneak from a yard out for the touchdown. David Flores added the extra point for the only scoring in the second half.

"The defense played phenomenally all night," Frerichs said. "Ian Lumsden, the whole defensive line played great. Will Chadbourne had a huge play to break up a pass."

He said the windy weather affected the passing game at New Castle. A bit of light rain also fell, he said.

"Yes, we needed this one," Frerichs said.

Basalt improved to 1-0 in conference play, 2-3 overall.

Coal Ridge dropped to 0-1 in league; the Titans are 2-3 overall.

Basalt will make the long trip to Craig next Friday night to take on Moffat County.

In other regional scores Friday:

Moffat Co. 24, Battle Mtn. 7

Gunnison 28, Cortez 6

Bayfield 42, Olathe 7

Delta 35, Rifle 21

Eagle Valley 10, Summit 0

Meeker 45, Lake County 14

Paonia 65, Grand Valley 0

Cedaredge 19, Hotchkiss 12

Palisade 42, Glenwood Springs 0 (Thursday night)

dstrode@aspentimes.com