Battle Mountain roars past Roaring Fork
Battle Mountain football
Rams 0 0 0 12 — 12
Huskies 28 9 7 6 — 50
B – Demetrius Parrish to Chase Keep, 19 pass, Keep kick, 6:50
B – Parrish to Keep, 27 pass, Keep kick, 4:31
B – Parrish to Owen Riley, 1 pass, Keep kick, 3:28
B – Qwahn Kent, 9 run, Keep kick, 1:03
B — Keep, 40 FG, 11:55
B – Wyatt Harwood, 38 run, kick blocked, 7:06
B – Parrish, 50 run, Riley kick, 10:04
R – John Jensen to Sergia Vega, 62 pass, pass failed, 10:15
B — Noah Shamis, 54 run, run failed, 4:22
R – Jensen to Tanner Spence, 6 pass, 0:10
EDWARDS — Roaring Fork, Battle Mountain feels your pain. Sort of.
The Huskies moved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the 2A Slope North with a 50-12 thrashing of the Rams on Friday night in Edwards.
Battle Mountain, which entered the season with a 21-game losing streak, is clearly turning things around, while Roaring Fork, decimated by injuries, eligibility issues and general lack of experience, hopes to do the same.
Roaring Fork’s first five possessions resulted in three fumbles, an interception and a three-and-out and the Huskies were up 31-0 five seconds into the second quarter.
D for three
Huskies quarterback Demetrius Parrish, aka D, had three touchdown passes in the first nine minutes of the game. After Wyndham Miller came up with a Rams’ fumble, Parrish hooked up with Chase Keep for a 19-yard fade route into the end zone.
A little more than two minutes later, Battle Mountain needed just one play again, Parrish to Keep for 27 yards.
The Huskies’ Noah Shamis jumped on a botched Roaring Fork option pitch on the Rams’ 1. This time, surprisingly, it took four plays, but Owen Riley hauled in a Parrish pass and the Huskies were already up 21-0 with 3:28 left in the first quarter.
Speaking of pitching, the Huskies did that perfectly after a Cas Sheridan interception. Freshman Qwahn Kent took the pitch from Parrish from nine yards out for his second touchdown of the year.
And when Battle Mountain’s offense finally bogged down, it still had Keep. He had a 40-yard field goal, and his kick had plenty of distance, with 11:55 left in the half.
The Huskies’ Wyatt Harwood wouldn’t be left out of the fun. He nailed the counter for 38 yards. For a little perspective, that was the Huskies’ fifth touchdown of the night. Battle Mountain had just five touchdowns all of last year.
The Rams had a promising march, starting on their own 6, but that drive ended with two incomplete passes at the end of the half.
D for 50
The Huskies started the second half in fine style. Parrish to Owen for 14 yards started it. Then Parrish called his own number for 50 yards and Battle Mountain led 44-0 and the running clock was ticking.
Battle Mountain had short fields all evening and got another one after a fake punt went awry for the Rams. But the Rams’ Roy Benge came up with the pick. Roaring Fork turned that into points when freshman quarterback Benge hit Sergio Vega for 62 yards and six.
Battle Mountain heads to Aspen next week, while Roaring Fork (1-5, 0-2) hosts Basalt for its rivalry game.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @ cfreud.