It wasn’t the way seven Gunnison High seniors scripted ending their local football careers, but it was a pretty sweet ending nonetheless.
The Gunnison High School (GHS) football program not only is back playing a varsity schedule this year, but they have enough players to field a junior varsity roster as well. On a chilly Monday afternoon in Gunnison, the JV squad participated in their second game of the season, hosting Hotchkiss. It was a hard fought battle, with Hotchkiss eventually coming out on top on the scoreboard, 6-0. The varsity Cowboys traveled to take on the Top 5 Bulldogs last Friday, losing to the perennial powerhouse team, 49-7. GHS hosts Olathe this Saturday in the final home varsity contest of the year.
National Signing Day saw local Gunnison High School senior Alex Baca commit to run on scholarship at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Baca was recently named by the Colorado High School Activities Association as 3A Runner of the Year after claiming the state title in Colorado Springs on Oct. 17. He’ll be joining a cross country program that has won eight NCAA Division I national titles and produced five individual champions since 2000. Local legend, Olympian and world champion Emma Coburn also ran for the Buffs.
Boasting a combined record of 5-1, Gunnison Middle School football teams prepare for the season finale against Cedarage this afternoon. With the previous game canceled due to weather and field conditions, the teams are yearning for the chance to clash pads and give the final game everything they’ve got.
Gunnison Middle School sent a team of girls to the Middle School State Cross Country Championships in Denver on Oct. 24. The girls finished seventh as a team. Pictured (left to right) are Roxie Uhrig, Brooke Terry, Jemma Petrie, Zia Schwab, Samantha Jones, Madelyn Stice, Ronnie Uhrig and Catalina Schwab.