Silver State tops Vail Christian |

Silver State tops Vail Christian

Ian Cropp
Vail, CO Colorado

MORRISON ” After facing tough opponents two weeks in a row, Vail Christian football drew another league powerhouse Saturday in Silver State.

With not much going its way, Vail Christian fell, 28-0 to drop to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in league play.

“We really just didn’t show up,” said Vail Christian coach Tim Pierson. “In the first half it was 12-0 and it just didn’t go our way. We made some mistakes and didn’t tackle very well. In the first two series, we kind of looked out of it.”

The Saints brought out a solid effort early in the second half, but couldn’t find any momentum.

“On our first series, we scored, but it was called back for a clipping penalty,” Pierson said. “We couldn’t get in the after that ” we went out on downs.”

Despite being blanked, Vail Christian’s offense had a good showing, Pierson said.

“Offensively, we played OK, but I felt we made mistakes and had some messed up mesh points, and that slowed us down,” Pierson said. “Our offensive line did a good job and we moved the ball fairly well, we just weren’t able to get it in the end zone.”

Silver State, meanwhile, converted on its chances.

“They have a good running back who makes plays and touches the ball all the time,” Pierson said. “Their offensive line ” they take pride in running and doing a good job blocking.”

Things don’t get any easier next week when Vail Christian travels to No.1-ranked Merino Saturday for a crossover playoff game.

Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or

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