Here we go!!
1st DOWN: The Broncos continue their surprising wildcard chase after another road win. It would have been easy to see a letdown against an off in the ditch Bengals team, but once again, the rookies made big plays on both sides of the ball. Lindsay had his best day as a pro with 157 and two TD’s to go along with Courtland Sutton’s four catches for 85 yards and a score. Bradley Chubb and Von Miller combined for 2 1/2 sacks on the defensive side. Shelby Harris continues to be a great story after almost getting cut last year. He also had sack Sunday. With Chris Harris out with a leg fracture, it’s even more important for that pass rush to be nasty. Denver wins their fourth straight Sunday at SF: 28-7. Catch it on 96.1 KSTR and 1490 The TEAM in Rifle with pregame at noon.
2nd DOWN: Good starts for both Fruita Monument basketball teams along with the Palisade boys. The Wildcat girls look their reloading and not rebuilding after the loss to Riley Snyder, Angelique Gall and Kenzie Wells to graduation. The Fruita boys lost Trey Morrill and Darrin Davison to graduation, but Blake Andersen, Ian Barnes and Marcus LeBonde have helped the Cats get off to a 3-0 start. After a rough season in 2017/2018, the Bulldog boys played well at the Warrior Challenge. They defeated Central and played nose to nose with Fruita Monument. Watts Erb, Kevin Loya and Sebo Campbell have the Dogs looking a being a contender in the Western Slope League.
3D DOWN: The Nuggets and the Avs continued their winning streaks over the weekend. Denver beat one of the better teams in the West with their win at Portland and knocked off the best team in the East in Toronto Monday. Denver’s top five defense along with an offense that’s in the top 15 continues to get it done. It’s a team that’s playing the kind of defense that makes them a legit Western Conference contender. The Avs have jumped up to the top in the Western Conference. Good win against the hated Red Wings (even if they aren’t in the same conference anymore). Colorado can’t get away from a Bertuzzi being a pain in the butt? Todd Bertuzzi’s nephew Tyler with a nice sucker punch on Matt Calvert while Bertuzzi was on the Red Wings bench! Guess being a cheap shot must be in the genes.
3rd DOWN: Congrats to a great weekend for CMU! Both basketball teams won at Western and former Grand Junciton High standout Jill Payne set a provisional qualifying record in the 400 at Western State’s indoor track and field meet. Payne also set the school record. The Mavs also had their first women’s open wrestling champion with Carson Pipher winning at 136 pounds. It only made sense that part of a great Western Slope wrestling family would get it done for the Mavericks.
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