This weekend was filled with great matchups across the state of Colorado as top teams faced off with conference titles on the line as well as playoff placement. Last night #1 ranked Grandview remained unbeaten defeating Valor Christian 24-21. Also, Overland got a win using every one of its many offensive tools to hold off Cherokee Trail 50-48.
As great as these games were, the best of the weekend and in my estimation the best of the season was the Thursday night thriller between Fairview and Legacy. Fairview, last year’s 5A runner up, jumped out early on Legacy. Legacy, behind a great game from CSU commit Matt Lynch, fought back and took a late and what looked to be a winning lead as Legacy fans got ready to rush the field. Leaving too much time for scrappy veteran QB Johnny Feauto, who moved Fairview down the field for a score. Rolling the dice, Fairview coach Tom McCartney trusted his veteran squad, went for two and won the game 50-49.
The game highlighted two of Colorado’s best signal callers. Feauto, using his feet to buy time all night and targeting multiple receivers, threw for over 470 yards pushing his season total too nearly 3,000 yards.
Lynch made the Colorado State coaching staff very happy with his play. At 6-5, nearly 200 pounds and possessing decent speed, Lynch has every physical attribute necessary for success at the next level. Most impressive regarding Lynch was the toughness and timing he showed during the game. Having watched Lynch multiple times this seasons his game awareness and on field maturity has improved greatly. Using his feet and very quick release, Lynch looked off defenders, checked down and hit the correct receiver. Also, Lynch showed his dual threat ability making good runs for positive yards to keep the defense off balance. On the night Lynch threw for 230 yards and three scores. Lynch added over 100 rush yards and scored twice on the ground.
With playoffs around the corner, Fairview, standing 9-0 will be focused on getting back to the state title game in a wide open 5A division. Legacy, 6-3, with its talented and ever improving 2016 QB will be a team that other programs will not want to see in the post season.