Longhornfootballwins 3rd straight
Just three games into the season, the Basalt football team has already matched its win total from last year as the Longhorns shutout Cedaredge 13-0 on the road Friday night.Clayton Peetz rushed for over 100 yards with a touchdown, but the star of the night was the Longhorn defense, according to head coach Forrest Grosh.”The entire defense overall had an outstanding game,” Grosh said, adding that junior defensive ends J.T. Donovan and Riley Eaton stood out. “Cedaredge didn’t get many yards at all.”The shutout was the second of the season for the defense – the Longhorns knocked off Meeker 13-0 in the season debut. And Basalt has outscored opponents 70-20 in opening the season at 3-0.Cedaredge and Basalt were locked in a scoreless tie at the half, but Basalt took control right off the bat in the second half as sophomore Tucker Hinchliffe returned the kickoff 80 yards to the Cedaredge five-yard line. The return set up a Connor Meyer score.Despite the win, Grosh said his team could have played better and should have scored more. “They know that,” he said. “They’re definitely still hungry.”A Longhorn touchdown and field goal were nullified by penalties, he said.The Longhorns will spend the week preparing for Monte Vista, which is ranked in the top 10 of Colorado’s Class 2A by both Denver newspapers.”They’re looking strong,” Grosh said. “We don’t know much about them – we’ll try to prepare ourselves and be ready for anything.”Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Basalt Middle School.Steve Benson’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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