Steamboat football falls to Aspen on the road |

Steamboat football falls to Aspen on the road

Aspen High School sophomore quarterback Nate Thomas runs with the ball against Steamboat Springs on Saturday on the AHS turf. The Skiers won 22-7. Photo by Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School football team earned an early 7-0 lead at Aspen, but the Skiers scored three unanswered touchdowns for the 22-7 win Saturday.

A 27-yard pass to Sailors junior Ben Bogan from sophomore quarterback Cade Gedeon set up a 2-yard touchdown run for senior Finn Russell. A kick from freshman Charlie Reisman made it 7-0 with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter.

The Skiers responded with a strong drive of their own, concluding with a 29-yard scoring pass to Noah Akin with eight seconds remaining in the first quarter. The conversion was no good, so it sat at 7-6 going into the second.

Bogan nearly scored again with a catch on the doorstep in the second but fumbled the ball, and Aspen recovered.

Another fumble recovery put Aspen at the Steamboat 21-yard line, setting up a touchdown that earned the home team a 14-7 lead at the half.

A third-quarter touchdown concluded the scoring for the evening and put Aspen on top 22-7.

Aspen 22, Steamboat Springs 7

SS 7 0 0 0 – 7

A 6 8 8 0 – 22

First quarter

SS — Finn Russell 2 rush, Charlie Reisman kick, 1:48

A — Noah Akin 29-yard pass from Nate Thomas, conversion no good, 0:08

Second quarter

A — Brady Haisfield 16 pass from Thomas, conversion, 2:15

Third quarter

A — Akin 19 pass from Thomas, conversion, 8:54

Fourth quarter

No scoring.

Steamboat football schedule

March 20 - versus Montezuma-Cortez L 12-3

March 27 - versus Basalt, L 34-14

April 2 - at Salida, W 38-0

April 10 - at Aspen, L 22-7

April 16 - versus Coal Ridge, L 2-3

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