Roaring Fork routs Aspen 41-0 |

Roaring Fork routs Aspen 41-0

Aspen High quarterback Pat Faurer fights to escape a trio of Roaring Fork defenders Saturday at the AHS field. Aspen Times photo/Mark Fox.

After posting an average winning margin of less than a touchdown in its first four games, the Roaring Fork Rams got to relax a little Saturday.Quarterback Aaron Markham threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in one half of play as Roaring Fork routed Aspen 41-0 Saturday in Class 2A Western Slope League football action in Aspen.Roaring Fork (3-0 in league play, 5-0 overall) opened up a 28-0 lead over Aspen (0-2, 1-3) in the first quarter with a 90-yard strike from Markham to Luke Harris; runs of 12 and 30 yards by Markham and Trevor Hunt, respectively; and a 35-yard interception return by Christian Tena.

In the second quarter Markham hit Jake Bowman for a 45-yard touchdown and Parker Nieslanik from 15 out before the starters were pulled for the second half.Longhorns’ Peetz racks up 254 yards, 3 TDs

Clayton Peetz put the Basalt football team on his back Friday night in Basalt.The senior running back galloped for 252 yards, scored all three Basalt touchdowns and blocked a key extra point in the fourth quarter to give the Longhorns a 21-20 victory over Olathe in Class 2A Western Slope League prep football action.Olathe scored a touchdown to break a 14-all deadlock with 8 minutes, 37 seconds left in the game, but Peetz blocked the extra point.

Just 30 seconds after the Pirates’ score, Peetz broke free for a 58-yard touchdown run of his own, which Howard Frank capped with a point-after kick.Basalt improved to 2-0 in league play (4-1 overall), while Olathe fell to 1-2 (2-3).

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