Torrington FB comes up short in Green River


GREEN RIVER – Green River came into Friday’s game with Torrington having only scored one touchdown in each of its games.

That unfortunately changed Friday evening in a 14-7 victory over the Torrington Blazers.

After a scoreless first quarter, Green River broke the stalemate in the second.

The score remained 7-0 into the fourth quarter.

The Blazers were driving late in the third quarter and found themselves down to the Green River 6-yard line to open the final quarter of play.

Sophomore Trace Floyd punched the ball into the end zone from 6-yards out and sophomore Chase Miller added the point after to tie the game at seven.

However, Green River marched down the field and scored again with three minutes to play in the game to go back in front 14-7.

The Wolves en suing kickoff sailed out of bounds, handing the Blazers good field position. Unfortunately, Torrington was unable to move the ball on the final drive of the game.

Floyd led the Blazers in rushing with 50 yards on 12 attempts, while junior Jhett Schwartzkopf added 36 yards on 12 tries. Senior quarterback Sam Firminhac was 7 of 18 passing for 48 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, junior Gabe Mitchell led the Blazers with 16.5 defensive points, including seven tackles and sharing a sack with senior Corbin Harris. Harris had 15 defensive points, including 1.5 sacks, to go along with six tackles.

The Blazers (1-2) open conference play against Lander Valley (2-1) for Homecoming on Friday evening. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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