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Aspen football to host Steamboat today

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

Friday night lights will be back on tonight.

The Aspen High School football team will host Steamboat Springs at 7 p.m. today at Aspen School District Stadium.

The Skiers (2-0) are coming off a come-from-behind 12-6 win at Grand Valley last weekend. Aspen had opened the season with a big win over visiting Montezuma-Cortez 29-12.



Steamboat Springs (0-1) opened the season last weekend with a game at rival Moffat County in Craig. The Sailors fell 27-0 to the Bulldogs.

The Skiers will play one more game next weekend at Cedaredge before an off-week on Sept. 25 for experiential education




The Basalt Longhorns (0-1) also will be at home under the Friday night lights.

The Longhorns, who lost their opener last weekend at Cedaredge 21-6, will take on the Center Vikings (1-0) in a nonleague game at Basalt High School.

Center, located in the center of the San Luis Valley, defeated Salida 48-19 last weekend.

The Basalt football team will hit the road to Eagle Valley next weekend. The Longhorns will host Grand Valley on Sept. 25 before opening the conference season Oct. 2 at Coal Ridge in New Castle.

In other area games tonight, Roaring Fork (1-0) will play at Grand Valley (0-1).

Glenwood Springs (0-1) will travel to Conifer (1-0) for another nonleague game.

dstrode@aspentimes.com

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