Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 21, 2016: Rocky Ford Meloneers @ Ellicott Thunderhawks (CHSAA Class 1A Santa Fe League Football)

Things are beginning to heat up in the 1A Santa Fe League. Rocky Ford heads down to Calhan, Colorado to take on the Ellicott Thunderhawks. A victory by the Meloneers pretty much makes for a Santa Fe League championship game in Rocky Ford between the Meloneers and Crowley County next Friday. But let’s not over look the Thunderhawks, they have a stout offense, they’re pretty even in all catergories. The same can be said for the Meloneers. It will be a defensive battle. Here’s how each team stacks up for tonight:

ellicott Thunderhawks:

  • (5-3) Overall, (2-1) in Santa Fe League
    • 3rd in Santa Fe League
  • Outscoring opponents 247-215
    • Defeated Ignacio 56-16
    • Defeated Wray 29-24
    • Defeated Monte Vista 36-31
    • Lost to Bennett 66-20
    • Lost to Peyton 16-6
    • Defeated DHPH 50-0
    • Lost to Crowley County 48-20
    • Defeated Trinidad 30-14
  • Averaging 176.9 passing yards & 168.9 rushing yards per game
    • Jalen Hayes leads team with 70 carries for 509 yards (7.3 yards per carry)
    • Chiante’ Stewart leads team with 27 receptions for 694 yards (25.7 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jalen Hayes (Senior)
    • Matthew Davidson (Senior)

Rocky Ford meloneers:

  • (5-2) Overall, (2-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied for 1st in Santa Fe League (Crowley County)
  • Outscoring opponents 244-115
    • Defeated Byers 50-6
    • Lost to Limon 21-6
    • Lost to Center 55-52
    • Defeated John Mall 8-0
    • Defeated St. Mary’s 36-9
    • Defeated Trinidad 42-24
    • Defeated DHPH 50-0
  • Averaging 180 passing yards & 195.1 rushing yards per game
    • Diego Reyes leads team with 95 carries for 545 yards (5.7 yards per carry)
    • David Trujillo leads team with 30 receptions for 480 yards (16.0 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • David Trujillo (Sophomore)
    • Dillon Jaramillo (Sophomore)

Triple r’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Ellicott showed some life in the second half last time I saw them play which was against a tough Crowley County team, Rocky just dismantled DHPH two weeks ago. It’s going to be a defensive game tonight, it’ll come down to who’s defense comes to play. The weather will play a factor tonight as well. As of now the game-time temperature is at 59 degrees, with the temperature dropping to 51 by the time the game ends, look for this to play a key factor tonight.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Ellicott comes out on top over Rocky Ford in a hard fought victory 20-14. The game won’t be decided until the 4th quarter.”