and KEVIN SCHAFER
STATEWIDE—While there were a lot of upsets throughout the other classifications, eight-man held pretty true to form last week. Only two top-10 teams were defeated, and both of them lost to other ranked programs. Top-ranked Hoehne dispatched previously ninth-ranked Walsh, 56-15, and Akron, ranked No. 7 last week, knocked off Granada, 50-14. The Bobcats were ranked No. 4 at the time. Non-league contests continue to dominate the early portion of the schedule, and there are quite a few that jump off the page this week but only one game involves a ranked Valley team.
No. 7 Sargent at Dove Creek
The Sargent offense did not get much accomplished in the team’s Zero Week win over Fowler, but that unit made up for it in last week’s 48-22 win against Merino. Senior quarterback Nate Ramirez completed six of nine passes for 215 yards with two scores, and he rushed for 144 yards and three more touchdowns. The team racked up 423 yards of total offense in the contest. The defense continued to shine, as they added two interceptions and a fumble return for a touchdown on that side of the ball. Dove Creek bounced back from a 48-6 loss to Simla in Zero Week to handle Rangely last week, 46-6. The Bulldogs struggled to get any consistency out of their running game against Simla, averaging just a shade over three yards per carry, while allowing the Cubs just better than 10 yards per running play. That was corrected last week, as Chance Randolph ripped the Panther defense for 220 yards and three scores on 17 carries. Rangely averaged just over four yards on 40 runs. Dove Creek won last year’s meeting in Sargent, 22-14.
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