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Progress doesn’t translate to win for Aspen football

Aspen Times Staff Report

Aspen High football came close to breaking into the win column Saturday, but penalties and turnovers in the second half led to another loss, 33-13 to Gunnison at the AHS field.

Aspen’s Dusty Stutsman had two rushing touchdowns in a game coach Tom Goode termed the Skiers’ best effort to date.

“We’re knocking on the door and we’re hoping to kick the door in one of these weeks,” he said. “This was by far one of our best offensive and defensive games. This was also one game where penalties really hurt us.”

Aspen, playing its first season at the varsity level since 1995, dropped to 0-5 on the season.

“When we fell behind we were passing the ball and had three interceptions that put them in pretty good position to score,” he said. “But the kids are improving week after week.”

On Saturday for Aspen’s homecoming, Aspen hosts Olathe at 1 p.m.

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“Right now with our schedule, every game is tough. We’re trying to take it one game at a time. The only looking forward we have is Saturday at one o’clock, and then we go from there. But I feel good about this week. If we can keep from beating ourselves, eliminate the mistakes, then I think we have a good chance to match up pretty well against Olathe.”

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