Miscues for Regis and big runs from Cherry Creek allowed the Bruins to win Week One’s premiere matchup as Creek beat the Raiders 27-14. In a game filled with college level talent, including the state’s top recruit Tim Lynott of Regis, talented Cherry Creek running backs D.J. Luke and Milo Hall stood out.
Luke, who had two TDs, was a load. On each carry, the low to the ground 220 pounder punished defenders at the end of runs. One his initial TD run, Luke showed a burst that is surprising for a player his size. Hall, who holds offers from Northern Colorado, New Mexico State and Wyoming, showed all the talents that make him the state’s most exciting offensive player. On a 15 yard score, Hall hit a seam quick, cut and then hurdled a player for the TD. Later, Hall went on a 51 yard sprint for a score that showed the back’s ability to hit top gear in three steps.
Another of Creek’s talented seniors, receiver Joseph Parker did not score but set the table twice, first with a long punt return that set up a score and later a fifty yard run off of a reverse to get the Bruins out a deep hole on third down.
Adding to the already impressive offensive talent is Oregon move in Ray Rountree. The junior QB showed athleticism and escapability. With more time with the Creek receivers, the Bruins become even more explosive as Rountree meshes with his receivers creating balance with run and pass game.
Although not dominating, the Creek lines, both offense and defense, held their own against the powerful Regis offensive line and the talented Regis defensive line.