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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘football’

Mustangs Stampede Spartans

Mustangs Stampede Spartans

Berthoud Football Falls To Fort Morgan 19-6 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Losing a game is never an enjoyable experience for any team but the defeat the Berthoud High football team suffered at Friday night’s homecoming game was particularly painful. Berthoud not only lost 19-6 to Fort Morgan but also suffered a devastating injury to one of the team’s star players. Senior halfback, team captain and 2010 All Conference selection Chase Fraser suffered a broken arm on ... Full Story

Spartans Win Ugly

Spartans Win Ugly

Berthoud Football Bests Fort Lupton 27-14 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   If there exists such a thing as an ugly win in the world of sports, the Berthoud High football team experienced it first-hand on a warm Friday evening at Bob Felps Field in Fort Lupton. Despite topping Fort Lupton by a score of 27-14, the Berthoud team was, to put it mildly, disappointed with a performance in which they were flagged a whopping 15 times. Incessant Spartan penalties kept a clearly-inferior ... Full Story

Warriors Out-Muscle Spartans

Warriors Out-Muscle Spartans

Berthoud Football Shut Out By Frederick 27-0 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer In sports, size does matter. That fact was painfully clear to the Berthoud High football team on Friday night as they were blanked 27-0 by a bigger, more physical Frederick team. Asked how a physically smaller team like the Spartans can overcome such a disadvantage, Berthoud Head Coach Dan McGinn said, “You counter it with technique and you counter with the things we do in execution. We’ve been size-challenged ... Full Story

Football: Frederick shuts out Berthoud

  BOCOpreps.com Frederick shuts out Berthoud One week after a disappointing loss to Silver Creek, Frederick shut out host Berthoud 27-0. Read More

Spartans Edge Past Tigers

Spartans Edge Past Tigers

Berthoud Football Defeats Sterling 27-21 In OT By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High football team was able to overcome a couple of big mistakes and a few unlucky breaks to eke out their second consecutive victory of the 2011 season Friday night at Max Marr Field. It took an overtime period – where Berthoud’s defense shined – to top Sterling 27-21. “When the chips were down, we made some plays. We didn’t play well for about five or six minutes there, again, when we ... Full Story

Spartans Wallop Wildcats in Season Opener

Spartans Wallop Wildcats in Season Opener

Berthoud Tops Greeley Central 47-27 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High football team opened the 2011 season in impressive fashion on Friday night with a 47-27 victory over the Greeley Central Wildcats. The Spartans did the vast majority of their damage in the second quarter, scoring 27 points on four consecutive possessions. Thanks to big plays on offense and an opportunistic defense that forced a pair of Wildcat turnovers, Berthoud found the end-zone five times in the first ... Full Story

Spartan Football Eager For 2011 Season

Spartan Football Eager For 2011 Season

Berthoud Players and Coaches Optimistic By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Under the sweltering heat and bright sun typical of an August afternoon in Colorado, the Berthoud High football team has been hard at work on the practice field preparing for the upcoming 2011 season. The team is stacked with players and led by coaches who are eager for the season to begin. “I definitely expect us to over .500 this year and be competing for the playoffs like we know Berthoud football is supposed to ... Full Story

Broncos Play it Safe, Hire Fox as Head Coach

Former-Panthers Coach Brings Physical Defense, Conservative Offense By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Friday afternoon John Fox was introduced as the fourteenth head coach in Denver Broncos team history. Fox had spent the previous nine seasons in the same role for the Carolina Panthers, compiling a 78-74 record including the playoffs. In choosing Fox, the Dove Valley quartet of Pat Bowlen, Joe Ellis, John Elway and Brian Xanders opted for the safe choice. Of the six candidates they ... Full Story

Elway’s Broncos Must Build a Foundation with their

Elway’s Broncos Must Build a Foundation with their New Head Coach

Former-Bronco Player and Coach Rick Dennison is the Ideal Candidate By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Last Wednesday, as many expected, the Denver Broncos named John Elway as the team’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Somewhat more surprisingly, the Broncos also announced COO Joe Ellis would become Team President and General Manager Brian Xanders would be retained. As EVP of Football Operations Elway will have final-say authority on player personnel decisions, will play a ... Full Story

Broncos Fall in San Diego, 35-14

Broncos Fall in San Diego, 35-14

The Broncos started strong in their lone Monday Night Football appearance of the season but couldn't keep it going, falling to the San Diego Chargers, 35-14, at Qualcomm Stadium. Knowshon Moreno capped a 6-play, 69-yard opening drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Behind Philip Rivers' four touchdown passes, San Diego responded by running off 35 unanswered points before Kyle Orton added a late touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd. Denver dropped to 3-7 on the season. The team ... Full Story

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