There was rain, fog lightning, matchup between rivals and numerous close scores in a weekend that reminds us why high school football in Colorado is so great!
Monarch had an early lead on Fairview but the Knights got the offense going to finish with the win 37-17. This game was eventually called due to lightning.
Two defending state champs Cherry Creek and Pine Creek were pushed hard as Pine Creek held on against a scrappy Vista Ridge squad and Cherry Creek needed OT to hang on against Cherokee Trail. In the OT Cherry Creek held Cherokee Trail to a field goal while on their possession Bruin running back Ashton Riley used second effort to get across the line, score and get the win 16-13.
Pine Creek scored in the last two minutes extending their lead to 28-18 after multiple scoring threats by Vista Ridge.
Columbine played their style of ball running and grinding against a Mullen defense that eventually folded as the Rebels won 35-13. Mullen running back Marcus McElroy had multiple big plays, but the Columbine runners Jake Lowry, Mikey Griebel, Matt Starkey were too much, sharing the yards and scores.
It was good to see Smoky Hill get a win against a quality program pulling out a 30-26 victory over Grand Junction.
Jeremy Lujan had a big night as Dakota Ridge took care of Standley Lake 42-13.
After a scoreless 2nd quarter Chaparral scored 28 2nd half points to pull out a 42-35 victory over Legend.
Matt Lynch threw three touchdowns and ran for another as his Legacy squad took it to Mountain Range 42-14.
In the oldest rivalry in Colorado prep football, the Bell Game in Pueblo lived up to expectations as Central held on to defeat Centennial 27-24. Of late Centennial has dominated the series, but with the win Central not only rings the bell but moves to 4-2. Senior QB Mike Ranson of the Wildcats had nearly 350 yards of offense to go with four scores in the victory
Fossil Ridge gained a hard fought 17-14 win over Poudre with a late field goal.
Longmont’s collection of playmakers were on full display last night as the Trojans remained unbeaten with a 48-13 victory over Silver Creek.