It’s not really an “away” game for either when the Roaring Fork Rams play the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters, as they did in a quick pair of matches on Oct. 12 and Oct. 15.
Less than two miles separate the teams’ soccer fields and the close-knit community’s two high school teams are close in more than geography. Rams’ head coach Nick Forbes is a CRMS alum, and his father Arthur “A.O.” Forbes is a long-time teacher and soccer coach at the private school. Several CRMS students play for Roaring Fork volleyball and basketball teams, including at least one member of their current soccer lineup. A.O. also teaches a pair of night classes for the RE-1 school district, in coordination with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and has had some of Roaring Fork sports-team members in his class.
“You kinda have to make up a competitive spirit that’s not really there,” Nick observed following the second of the public school’s pair of victories over CRMS this year.
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