Battle Mountain football blanks Roaring Fork, 47-0
CARBONDALE — With the stipulation that Battle Mountain football understandably isn’t playing the toughest nonconference schedule, the Huskies are 2-0 after blanking Roaring Fork, 47-0.
Given their history, it’s totally logical that Battle Mountain isn’t lining up 3A powerhouses before going into Slope play because in the immortal works of Tim Robbins’ character in Bull Durham, “Winning, it’s like better than losing.”
The Huskies rolled all over the 2A Rams as Charlie Morrow score the first touchdown, followed by rushing scores from Traver Goldberg and Camden Dooley for a 21-0 lead after 12 minutes.
Nick Walter joined the scoring parade in the second stanza. Nick Hancock hauled in a 50-yard pass from Goldberg, which set up Morrow second trip to the end zone.
Goldberg to Jake Bukovich kicked off the second half. Spencer Goldberg picked a Roaring Fork pass to set up freshman Anthony Sanchez scoring a TD.
“We took care of business,” Huskies coach Jim Schuppler said. “We executed well. The kids are having fun, and it’s giving us some confidence.”
On defense, Schuppler gave postgame props to inside-linebacker Michael Barrows, as well as Bukovich.
Battle Mountain will finally get its home opener next week when it hosts Coal Ridge.
“Omigosh, it feels like forever,” Schuppler said. “We’re ready for a home game. At 2-0, we feel like we’ve got some momentum. It should be a raucous crowd and Coal Ridge will be our toughest game yet.”
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