Ralston Valley continues to steamroll through the 5A Football Playoffs

It was cold Friday night in Arvada.  At the North Area Athletic Complex, it was time for some November playoff football.  Fort Collins made the trip south to Arvada to face the #2 ranked Ralston Valley Mustangs.  I won’t recap every single play, but let me tell you, I am still constantly impressed by the Ralston Valley football team.  Most of the playoffs, RV has been dominating teams with their tough defense and run offense.  But on Friday they passed the ball a little more and were rewarded for it with at least one passing touchdown.  If they can consistently complete pass plays for positive yardage, and keep their run offense going as well as it has gone, they should not be counted out when it comes to the championship game.

Senior Carlos Gonzales lead Ralston Valley with two touchdowns, and Sophomore Andrew Wingard added a touchdown and a 64 yard run on his way to 94 yards, as the Mustangs steamrolled Fort Collins 42-0 after scoring 28 points in the first half.  Next up for Ralston Valley will be the Pomona Panthers.  Earlier in the season Ralston Valley beat the Panthers 30-22, so this coming Friday night at NAAC should provide fans with a great football game.

Enjoy some photos from this game, and check out MaxPreps for more photos, stats, tournament information and more.

November 9th, 2012: A Fort Collins kick returner brings the ball up the field against Ralston Valley in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: The Ralston Valley quarterback runs the ball up against Fort Collins in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: A Fort Collins player runs the ball against Ralston Valley in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: A Fort Collins running back tries to avoid a tackle by a Ralston Valley defender as he attempts to bring the ball up the field in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: The Ralston Valley full back tries to break away from a Fort Collins defender in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: The Fort Collins quarterback hands the ball off to his running back against Ralston Valley in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

November 9th, 2012: The Fort Collins quarterback scrambles away from the Ralston Valley defense as he looks up the field to pass in the State Championship playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday night.

 

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