Ark Valley Sports Game(s) of the Week: Rocky Ford vs. #4 Centauri

Are you ready for some football?! The condensed 2020 season kicks off tonight as 6 of the 7 Arkansas Valley teams playing football in Season A take the field. And we’re back with out most popular segment here, its time for Ark Valley Sports Game(s) of the Week. This week we feature two games from the schedule. This time we’ll look up at the opening week matchup between Rocky Ford and #4 Centauri in Class 1A.

The Meloneers are coming off their first playoff appearance in 10 years. It didn’t end the way they had wanted it to but the Meloneers will look to be back this year. Rocky Ford wont have an easy task right off the bat as Centauri comes in ranked #4 in Class 1A in the preseason poll. The Falcons are coming off a trip to the State Semifinals last year, which they lost a close one to #1 Strasburg. It’ll be a good one in Melon Country tonight! Remember we are going to be giving you stats from the 2019 season, so it won’t be a true reflection of this years teams. Saying that, lets get into how each team looks and get a prediction from yours truly…

#4 Centauri Falcons

2019 Record: 10-2 Overall, 4-0 1A Southern Peaks League

League Finish: 1st Place 1A Southern Peaks League

Season Finish: Lost in State Semifinal to #1 Strasburg 14-7

Rush Yards/Game: 213.2 yards

Pass Yards/Game: 93.7 yards

Points/Game: 35.7 points

Player(s) to Watch:  McKay Russell (Senior)


Rocky Ford Meloneers

2019 Record: 6-4 Overall, 5-0 1A Santa Fe League

League Finish: 1st Place 1A Santa Fe League

Season Finish: Lost in State First Round vs. #2 Holyoke 57-6

Rush Yards/Game: 89.1 yards

Pass Yards/Game: 126.5 yards

Points/Game: 18.9 points

Player(s) to Watch: Joe Zamora (Sophomore), Benny Gonzalez (Sophomore)


Ark Valley Sports Prediction:

Are we really going to put Centauri on “Upset Alert”? You bet we are! It’s 2020 after all, anything can happen. Got to go with the hometown boys in this one. Meloneers, at home, with the upset 28-20!

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