Phenoms

Big backs dominate this week's action across the state of Colorado.

Junior Adam Clary of Dakota Ridge threw for 353 yards and four scores in a 66-33 win over Standley Lake.  Adding to the offensive onslaught was fellow Eagle junior Jeremy Lujan who had 246 rush yards.  In the past two weeks Lujan has rushed for over 570 yards.


D’Evelyn High School has a long history of quarterbacks that put up big numbers and once again a Jaguar signal caller had a huge performance as junior QB Owen Burke threw for 535 yards and five touchdowns leading his team to a 34-33 victory over Lewis Palmer.  The 6-3 junior has already thrown for over 1,200 yards and eight scores. 


One of the most dominating players in all of Colorado high school football is Montrose RB/LB Mike Rocha.  At 215 pounds Rocha has very good speed pacing the success of the Indians over the past two seasons.  Rocha has pounded Montrose opponents at a rate of nearly 200 yards a game.  Friday night in a win over Durango Rocha had five touchdowns.


Another big back with the ability to dominate is Grandview’s Chukwuma Obbinah.  In a tough 34-27 matchup with Eaglecrest to remain unbeaten Grandview needed Chuk big time and he delivered with five touchdowns and 261 rush yards. 


Trevonte Tasco, potentially the ultimate power back in Colorado, at 5-8 235 pounds, took it to Pueblo South posting 300 plus yards in a win over Pueblo South. 


Junior T.J. Jones of Boulder continues his strong season this week rushing for 264 yards and five scores in a win over Northglenn.  For the season Jones, has rushed for 970 yards and ten scores, this along with being one of Colorado’s scariest kick returners. 


Pueblo has numerous high stakes, traditional games that bring out the best in players and teams. The Bell game played between Centennial and Central saw Centennial pull out a 28-26 win behind the tough running of senior Quincy Kindred who posted 191 yards.  Kindred is now over 700 yards for the season. 


Colorado Springs Doherty High School has jumped out to a 5-0 start based on the strong running TeQuan Baker.  The junior has rushed for over 200 yards in four out of five games.  This past Friday night Baker had his strongest performance thus far rushing for 272 yards and four scores in a 28-14 win against Castle View. 


Senior Jaden Franklin of Kent Denver a longtime fixture in the Phenoms is averaging 12.5 yards a carry this season. 

 

 

 

 


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