Friday night means high school football fields will be packed with students, fans and great games.
But there are those who cannot make those games at time. But fear not as some of the best games around the state are routinely available via radio airways or internet streams.
Below is a list of Week 7 games that can be heard through audio broadcasts.
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(2) Delta at (1) Rifle
Kickoff: 7:00 PM
Station: The Team 1340
The matchup: The top two teams in 2A face off to potentially decide the 2A Western Slope champion just two weeks into league play. Delta had held opponents scoreless all year until giving 14 points to Aspen last week. Running back Levi Warfel has found the end zone 11 times for Rifle meaning this will likely be the Panthers' toughest challenge all season.
(7) Basalt at Coal Ridge
Time: 7:00 p.m.
On The Call: Jim Williams
Williams on the matchup: Undefeated Basalt, the third 2A Western Slope League team in the Top 10, looks to stay even with the winner of the Rifle/Delta game, if it can gain a victory over Coal Ridge. The 1-4 Titans, while considerably down from recent seasons, still possess key threats led by 6-foot, 250-pound running back/defensive lineman Damian Spell. Basalt will adjust its five-man and four-man defenses to contain the option attack run by junior quarterback Karsen DuBois. The Longhorns’ NFL-style attack will be propelled by 6-foot, 190-pound junior QB Matty Gillis, who’s passed for more than 100 yards in each game so far this season, 6-foot-3 lead receiver Jackson Rapaport, and the all-sophomore backfield of fullback Gavin Webb, who scored four touchdowns in last week’s 49-7 drubbing of Moffat County, and Cole Dombrowski, who returns after a shoulder injury, round out the offensive attack.
Listen to the game on www.coloradosportsnetwork.com by clicking on the Longhorn logo.
Aspen at Moffat County
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Station: KSPN-FM, www.coloradosportsnetwork.com
On The Call: Brandon Blocker
Blocker on the matchup: Aspen (2-3) continues trying to right its ship, disrupted by key injuries early in the season, in Craig at 4-11 Moffat County. The Bulldogs, surprised by last week’s shellacking at the hands of Basalt, hope to show they should be considered stronger than they appeared in that Western Slope League contest that ended up being no contest. The Moffat spread offense, operated by promising shotgun quarterback Ryan Peck, puts four to five receivers in the pattern nearly every play, with speedy senior runner Kevin Hernandez ready to haul the rock at any time. The Skiers will rely on 6-foot-4 junior signal-caller Tyler Ward, who got banged up in the season opener. His top receiver Max Ufkes, recovering from a hamstring injury, returned to the lineup last week, but on the defensive line. Ward’s available targets will still include the reliable Jon Haisfield and Jack Seamans, however.
Listen to the game on 103.1 KSPN-FM, and on www.coloradosportsnetwork.com, click on the Aspen “A.”