Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Steamboat Springs' junior varsity football team went ballistic on Battle Mountain Monday, scoring six unanswered touchdowns for a 42-0 win in Avon.
Chris Dombey recorded the team's first score on a 30-yard reception from quarterback Joel Adams. Later, Zach Forcum fooled some Huskies defenders on a 60-yard reverse play to make the score 12-0 at halftime.
Despite the score, the first half was a seesaw battle, according to Sailors coach Bert Svendsen.
After a few adjustments, though, the Sailors came out strong on offense in the second half. Forcum ran wild on the Huskies for two more touchdowns and Patrick Rogers added another score.
The highlight of the second half was an Adams screen-pass to Cooper Howard, which Howard turned into a 63-yard touchdown.
Casey Earp, Robby Dapper and Cameron Shinabarker scored on 2-point conversions for the Sailors. The team is now 5-0 on the year and averages 33.6 points per game. Steamboat's JV hasn't lost a game in the past two seasons.
The Sailors defense also has played tremendously this year, allowing just 8.4 points per game. Against Battle Mountain, players with big performances included Steve Denton, Tim Higbee, Johnny Stanko and Shinabarker.
"Overall, our defense was pretty solid," Svendsen said. He now prepares his team for an Oct. 16 showdown with Moffat County in Craig. The Bulldogs are 4-3.
Kickoff for the game is set for 5 p.m.