Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. The Gilpin High School Eagles’ football team won its seventh consecutive game last Friday, October 20, 2017. They beat the Rangely Panthers, 36-28 to give them a 7-1 win record, tying with Mancos, Fowler, Merino and Hoehne.
Austin Boulter was named the Defensive Player of the Game, coming up with eight solos, three assists and two sacks. He also ran four into the end zone for four touchdowns. The Eagles took the lead 16-6 in the first quarter, succeeding at their conversion attempts and managing to stop the Panthers from making theirs.
The Panthers had a score streak in the second quarter and took to the lockers at halftime with a four-point lead, but made it up in the third quarter and didn’t give an inch in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles will travel to Kremmling on Friday, October 27, to play against West Grand.
16-6 8-22 12-0 0-0
Passing: Austin Boulter, 1/7 for 48 yards and 1 touchdown
Rushing: Jack Ball 2/11, Stephen King: 6/0; Austin Boulter 44 for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns; Manny Gomez: 7 /27 yards
Receiving: Jack Ball, 1 reception for 4 yards and 1 touchdown
Tackles: Jack Ball, 4 solos, 4 assists; Stephen King, 4 solos, 1 assist; Austin Boulter, 8 solos, 3 assists; Blake Boulter, 1 solo; Angel Gomez, 8 solos, 4 assists; Jake Duncan, 5 solos, 6 assists; Manny Gomez, 2 solos, 7 assists; Josh Trujillo, 13 solos, 2 assists; Jaime Alexander, 3 solos, 1 assist; John Immordino, 1 solo, 1 assist
Sacks: Austin Boulter, 2 sacks for 25 yards
Fumble Recovery: Austin Boulter, 1; Jaime Alexander, 1
Kickoff: Stephen King: 3 kickoffs for 135 yards; Manny Gomez, 2 kickoffs for 59 yards; Nolan Lindberg, 1 kickoff for 57 yards
Punt: Stephen King, 1 punt for five yards
Kickoff return: Stephen King, 2 for 57 yards; Josh Trujillo, 1 for 12 yards
Punt returns: Jack Ball, 1 return for 15 yards
Conversions: Austin Boulter, 2 rushing conversions; Manny Gomez, 1 rushing conversion
(Originally published in the October 26, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear.)